Tom Hanks Shows Love to the Tivoli, Touts Wilson


  • Photo via Twentieth Century Fox / Twitter
Tom Hanks is an actor who has been in many movies, including one that famously co-starred a volleyball named Wilson. Woody Harrelson is also an actor, but he is no volleyball.

That point was recently made by the Tivoli, the art house theater in the University City Loop. The theater is now showing Harrelson's new film Wilson, an indie based on a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. This Wilson is "a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man" — not an 8.8-ounce sphere made of leather panels.

Lest anyone be confused, the Tivoli's predictably clever marquee announced that Wilson was "not featuring Tom Hanks." And that drew the attention of no less than Hanks himself.

It is unclear if the star was actually in St. Louis at the time of the tweet or if he was simply resharing an image, but if the former, it's probably because he's very excited about the Loop Trolley's debut test runs over the weekend. Who wouldn't be excited about that?

We've reached out to Woody Harrelson's people for comment on whether he is excited for the Loop Trolley. We'll update this post if we hear back. (Maybe.) In the mean time, @tomhanks, see you at the theater?

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.