7. Tivoli Theatre in Spencer, IN
The Tivoli Theatre opened on New Year's Eve in 1928 and was described by publications as one of the finest small-town theaters in the country. Built to resemble an enclosed Spanish garden, the auditorium features a blue ceiling with twinkling stars, giving the effect of an outdoor theater.
In the '80s, two fires damaged the historic Tivoli, both causing significant smoke damage to the structure. The Tivoli reopened after both fires and continued to operate before closing in 1999. In August 2012, with help from funding by the Cook Group, the restoration of the Tivoli Theatre began, complete with the recreation of the starlight constellation pattern, designed to match the alignment as it would have appeared over Spencer on December 31, 1928. On April 11, 2013, the Tivoli reopened and screened its first film in nearly 14 years.