Varsity Theatre

2064 San Pablo Avenue,
Berkeley, CA 94702

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Varsity Theatre

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The Varsity Theatre was opened prior to 1926. It was still open in 1927, but had closed by 1928.

Contributed by Margot Lind

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mlind on November 15, 2004 at 11:33 am

It was located at 2064 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley CA

gsmurph on December 14, 2004 at 10:09 am

At some point after its closure (this was a single-screen theatre), the building was subdivided into two storefronts (2064 and 2072) and, at least much of the time since then, the two spaces have been occupied by separate and varying businesses over the decades. An Indian restaurant occupies the site today, using both spaces (and lists its address as 2072).

mlind on January 21, 2013 at 9:57 am

If you look at the picture, you can see remnants of the theater – an outline of the arch and two round windows.

Donnamehrten on February 10, 2017 at 11:03 pm

Oh my gosh. That might be my grandfather, Charles L. Mehrten, on the right. He was a tall guy who was bald from a young age. I don’t know exactly which years he owned(?)the Varsity, but I do know that he was the proprietor in its early years. I didn’t know exactly where it was until finding it on this site! So neat to still be able to see architectural features even today.

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