"…Here is a shrine to democracy where there are no privileged patrons. The wealthy rub elbows with the poor and are better for this contact. Do not wonder, then, at the touches of Italian Renaissance…. or at the lobbies and foyers…These are no impractical attempts at showing off. These are part of a celestial city - a cavern of many-colored jewels, where iridescent lights and luxurious fittings heighten the expectations of pleasure. It is richness unabashed but richness with a reason."
- 1925 Quote from George Rapp, One of the Architects of the Tivoli Theatre