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Opened October 5, 1939. Designed by the architect Harold Solomon Kaplan. Every summer for 20 years, ending in 1982, it was home to the Varsity Festival of International Films, put on by owner Canadian Odeon Theatres. Odeon owned it through 1987, then Famous Players from 1988-1992. Another conflicting sources said it was bought in around 1980-82 by Leonard Schein (Festival Cinemas), who sold it in 2001. Current Festival Cinemas employee said the Varsity Theatre was operated from 1990-1998 by Festival Cinemas, then by Ken Charko (of Dunbar Theatre). It closed January 15, 2006, after which it was razed for new development.
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