Last call at the Varsity

posted by bobosan on June 20, 2007 at 8:05 am

HONOLULU, HI — Here’s a report from the final day at the Varsity Twin.

After 68 years, the Varsity Twin Cinema closed its doors for good yesterday, drawing a modest Sunday audience of theater regulars and foreign-film buffs.

Nu'uanu resident Clifton Hew, who attended a noontime screening of the French comedy “The Valet,” said the Varsity was a “one of a kind” neighborhood theater whose broad aisles and art-house ambience can’t be replaced.

“I’m kind of disappointed to see it go. But I guess we live in the age of multiplexes and it’s more profitable to show several movies on a smaller screen,” said Hew.

For more read the Honolulu Advertiser.

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Comments (2)

bobosan on June 20, 2007 at 9:26 am

I’ve posted new photos of the Varsity here:

HowardBHaas on June 20, 2007 at 9:45 am

Nice photos, thanks for sharing your photos of this Art Deco gem. It is a shame that it closed.

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