Completed in 1924, the Tivoli is the only theater still standing in Washington by Thomas White Lamb, the leading theater architect of the Golden Age of motion picture palaces. As the grandest theater in the Crandall chain, the Tivoli is also closely associated with Harry M. Crandall, an important local businessman and leading theater owner who significantly contributed to the cultural heritage and development of the District of Columbia. The building's elegant architecture is typical of the motion picture palaces of its day.
The most outstanding example of an extant picture palace in Washington, the Tivoli is notable for its imaginative design, innovative technology, and sumptuous interior.
DC Inventory: June 24, 1983
National Register: April 10, 1985