Varsity Theater

The Varsity Theater opened as a vaudeville showplace in 1915. The rise of movies and vaudeville’s decline saw the theater’s conversion to a movie house after an extensive redesign by local architecture and design firm Liebenberg & Kaplan, who had already made a name for themselves with the Uptown and Suburban World, both built in 1928. Performing its function admirably until well into the Eighties, the Art Deco landmark’s marquee went dark after a failed attempt to convert it into a nightclub in the early Nineties. Thoroughly refurbished less than ten years ago, the Varsity served as an extremely well-appointed photo studio until recently, when it was returned to public use as an exciting and strategically located venue for theater, music, film, dance, festivals, and as a special occasion event facility operated by Jason McLean, owner of the Loring Pasta Bar and manager of Annie’s Kitty Cat Klub.

Past Shows


Nov
4
th
2012
Varsity Theater
Nov
4
th
2012
Varsity Theater

Milo Greene

with Bahamas
Nov
18
th
2012
Varsity Theater
Nov
18
th
2012
Varsity Theater

Motion City Soundtrack

with Jukebox the Ghost
Oct
22
nd
2012
Varsity Theater
Oct
22
nd
2012
Varsity Theater

Grimes

with Elite Gymnastics and Myths