Visit the Varsity

posted by Michael Zoldessy on February 21, 2008 at 7:30 am

DAVIS, CA — The historic Varsity Theatre is recognized as the city’s best.

During Davis' chilly winter, what could be better than leaving your worries at the ticket booth and cozying up in a dark auditorium with a bag of popcorn? Varsity Theater has been named the best movie theater by this year’s Best of Davis voters.

“We are the only place [in Davis] to see independent films,” said Rhiannon Healy, a 24-year-old Davis resident and Varsity Theater employee. “The subjects of our movies are enriching.”

Varsity Theater features one movie per week in their single auditorium, which is currently There Will Be Blood, and opening this evening will be Persepolis. The Varsity’s show times Monday through Thursday take place at 4:10 and 7:20 p.m., with three showings Friday and Saturday at 1, 4:10 and 7:20 p.m. Sunday showings are 2:20 and 5:30 p.m.

Read more at the California Aggie.

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Comments (4)

quasimodo on February 21, 2008 at 10:05 am

I’m not sure this is “news” or is an appropriate post for this site. Advertising for your theatre is probably best aimed at your local market. Am I alone here?

JohnRice on February 21, 2008 at 4:21 pm

I’m always glad to hear of an independent single screen theater operating anywhere (even if there is a plan to add a second screen here). The Varsity has apparently been a fixture in Davis since 1950 and has sort of an interesting history as you can see on their website:

The posting was from a newspaper (California Aggie, possibly a college paper…Davis is definitely a college town!), not an advertisement by the operators of the theater so I have no problem at all with this posting. The Varsity sounds like a Cinema Treasure to me and I was happy to read about it. In fact it made me want to take a trip to Davis (only about 80 miles from my home) to check the Varsity out. I’m also pleased to see that the two other theaters in Davis (Regal multiplexes) are also located in the heart of downtown rather than out in the boondocks. I like that!

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 21, 2008 at 8:50 pm

I’m always happy to read stories like this one. Thanks for posting it.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on February 22, 2008 at 12:09 pm


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