Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre 100th Anniversary

Tivoli Theatre Inside

March 19th, 2021, marks the  100th anniversary of Chattanooga’s Tivoli theatre. The theatre plans to celebrate their anniversary in the fall along with many restorations to the theatre.

Today 100 years ago, the theatre opened its door with five sold out showings of “Forbidden Fruit”, a silent Demille film. The building took two years to be constructed and cost nearly $1 million. Since then the theatre has become known as “The Jewel of the South” and has shown everything from Broadway shows to silent films.

Works Cited

Foundation, The Tivoli. “The Tivoli Theatre.” Tivoli Theatre | Tivoli Foundation,

“John Shearer: Happy 100th Birthday To The Tivoli Theatre.” – Chattanooga’s Source for Breaking Local News, 16 Mar. 2021,