Best Art Cinema - 2004
St. Louis may not have much in the way of old movie palaces, but we do have the Tivoli, dammit! Built in 1924, the graceful theater -- or, as its owners at Landmark like to say, theatre -- now plays host to films you won't find at your average AMC. Sure, the Tivoli shows its share of foreign and midnight movies, but the festivals are what really set the place apart. For about two weeks out of each year, the folks at Tivoli give their space over to the city's cinephiles when they host the St. Louis International Film Festival (for ten days in November) and the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase (for five days in July). Whether you're looking to see the much-lauded documentary of the 1904 World's Fair, or the latest in Hong Kong action, keep tabs on the Tiv. You won't be disappointed.