Varsity Theatre

1117 W. Wood Street,
Decatur, IL 62522

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The Varsity Theatre Under Construction

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The short-lived Streamline Moderne style Varsity Theatre opened on Wood Street in 1941 seating a little over 900. It would last just 14 years before it was closed.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 6, 2005 at 7:17 pm

“The Varsity Theatre promoted its air-conditioning, which was coming into prominence in theatres in 1944, as many people didn’t have air conditioning in their homes and would go to movies, not only to watch the screen, but to enjoy the cool temperature. Deanna Durbin and Joseph Cotten starred in "Hers to Hold” at The Varsity and were called “A new thrill team,” plus it only cost 30 cents including tax. The latest news was also shown".

Trolleyguy on May 3, 2013 at 6:32 pm

If the Google view is accurate, this theater building is now long gone.

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