Varsity Theatre

17121 Livernois Road,
Detroit, MI 48221

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rivest266 on November 5, 2015 at 4:58 am

September 4th, 1936 grand opening ad in photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 31, 2015 at 2:18 pm

The September 4, 1936, issue of The Film Daily had this item in its Detroit column: “Russell Chapman, manager of the Madison for United Detroit Theaters, is to manage the new Varsity Theater opening this week.”

kencmcintyre on September 13, 2007 at 7:55 pm

In 1963 this was run by Detroit Consolidated Theaters.

gsteinma on August 1, 2006 at 10:37 am

The Varsity Theater was demolished in the early 1980’s to make way for a McDonald’s. The theater was located one building north of the intersection of Livernois & McNichols, kitty-corner from the main campus of the University of Detroit (which I attended from 1979 – 1985, during which the theater was torn down). The building was tightly boarded up and the ‘Varsity’ marquee remained until the end – there was no evidence that it had ever been used as a church.

Shabrino on February 24, 2004 at 8:30 pm

Correction: The actual address was (is) 17121 Livernois.