President of Tivoli Enterprises, Inc./Classic Cinemas Willis Johnson shares a link to the Geico commercial shot at their Tivoli Theatre. Willis & Shirley Johnson are long time THS members and supporters, frequent Conclave/Theatre Tour attendees, and owners of THS’s home at the historic York Theatre in Elmhurst, IL.
The commercial features the Gecko and the amazing talking Bobby as they perform the greatest ventriloquist act ever performed by a talking Gecko and his dummy. Both the exterior and auditorium of the theatre are visible in the commercial.
According to a Downers Grove Patch article, filming closed the theatre for a day on Aug 15th and the commercial was directed by the Oscar-winning director of The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper.
To see the commercial on YouTube, go to http://youtu.be/TjrXRXFCIwo