Tivoli Theatre Co-Owner Passes Away

Shirley Johnson
Photo courtesy of Classic Cinemas

The Downers Grove Historical Society is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Shirley Johnson, co-owner of Classic Cinemas and Downers Grove’s beloved Tivoli Theatre. The Historical Society honored Shirley and her late husband Willis (1937-2023) with our 2023 Historians of the Year award last May. The Historical Society extends our heartfelt condolences to the entire Johnson family.

For more information about Shirley’s life, please visit her obituary.

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