I took this photo of the The Tivoli in Christchurch in September 2006. It doesn't look the best, especially at ground level and in fact it was demolished in 2007.
In 1915 Everbody's Theatre opened on this site in Cathedral Square. It was remodelled in Art Deco style in 1934 by Cecil Wood with input from Paul Pascoe. This is when it took on the Tivoli name. From the 1970s it was known as the Westend Theatre but the Tivoli name remained intact under alterations dating from that time but it remerged after some TLC to shine brightly for the final few years of the old theatre's life.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.