Since 1979, it was John Thompson's job to welcome movie-goers to his cherished Tivoli Theater, and regulars often saw him out front changing the movie titles on the marquee with a smile on his face. Now, Thompson himself is on the marquee. After he died of a heart attack Wednesday, his co-workers k ... More >>
The Tivoli Theater experience will never be the same again. The Loop's favorite ticket taker, John Thompson, died of a heart attack at the age of 74 Wednesday, devastating the film buffs and neighborhood regulars who came to know him as the kindest man in St. Louis.
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