123 E. Franklin Street,
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Opened as the Carolina Theatre in 1927, it had a seating capacity for 703, and a Robert-Morton theatre organ was installed. In later years it was operated by Paramount Picures Inc. through their subsidiary H.F. Kincey. Wilby-Kincey built a New Carolina Theatre in 1942, and this theatre was renamed Village Theatre. In the early-1950’s it became the Varsity Theatre.
Tammy Conner writes:
“Extremely short in the front but when you get in you are lead down an illuminated hallway to a very dark theater. Mind you she is looking rather dated in styling and decor, she more than compensates for running rare indie films and well just for being a classic old theater.
Amazingly enough she is located on the next block and quarter mile down from the Carolina Theatre in Chapel Hill. Very cool indeed."
Sadly, the Varsity Theatre was set to close on May 29, 2009, which was postponed to June 4, 2009. However, it was reopened in November 2009.
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