Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill celebrates first year after reopening

posted by raysson on December 7, 2010 at 7:46 am

CHAPEL HILL, NC — A Chapel Hill landmark for over 80 years, the Varsity Theatre on East Franklin Street, Downtown celebrated a milestone after more than a year of its re-opening as a movie theatre that shows classic films and second run releases.

To a greater extent than they originally intended, the Shareshians have made the theater – which actually includes two theaters, one seating up to 230 and the other seating 138, plus an upstairs lobby and party room – a multi-purpose space.

They rent it out for birthday parties and wedding receptions. They show World Cup soccer and NFL football games on the big screen. They collaborate with local businesses, organizations and the university on events such as film festivals, lectures and fundraisers.

More on this story from Chapel Hill News.

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raysson on December 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm

They run an extensive line of classic films and second run features.
All shows are $3.00…..The Varsity’s line-up of timeless holiday films will run through December and probably into January 1st. Last week,they showed “The Wizard of Oz”,and this week its the James Stewart classic “It’s A Wonderful Life”,and just before Christmas they’re showing a newly restored 35MM print of the 1947 holiday flick “Miracle on 34th Street”.

philipvancott on December 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I liver around the corner from the Clinton theater in red hook brooklyn . I`m also an artist who has painted original oils of the theaer both inside and outside. Philip Van Cott

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