Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill celebrates first year after reopening
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.
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