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    Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    Mid-Iowa Newspapers - Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    This is sad news. I can't say I went to the Varsity often, but I always enjoyed having the option of seeing some arthouse and independent features that you wouldn't otherwise get a chance to see. I guess there's always Netflix.




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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    Great place for nice big bar.



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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    The Varsity is where I saw Napolian Dynamite for the first time.

    People's should open up there again.


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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    A vintage place to see a flick. Really sad to see this happen :(



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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    The Varsity is where I saw Napolian Dynamite for the first time.

    People's should open up there again.

    +1



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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Great place for nice big bar.
    Agreed, my favorite bar in Gainesville was an old movie theater, made for great concerts too... Was there for Sister Hazel's "All for You" video shoot...

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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    I saw one movie I liked there. "The Gods Must Be Crazy". It was a great movie. The rest of them were artsy peices of crap that I wanted to hang myself afterword. Luckily Hary Mary's/Safari was right around the corner so I could go listen to some punk music and do shots of Jager.



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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    sadness!

    Saw 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Unforgiven' there!


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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    I saw There Will be Blood there, but me and my girlfriend were 2 of 6 people there for that movie. Can't say I am surprised, but am a little saddened.



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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I saw one movie I liked there. "The Gods Must Be Crazy". It was a great movie. The rest of them were artsy peices of crap that I wanted to hang myself afterword. Luckily Hary Mary's/Safari was right around the corner so I could go listen to some punk music and do shots of Jager.

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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I saw one movie I liked there. "The Gods Must Be Crazy". It was a great movie. The rest of them were artsy peices of crap that I wanted to hang myself afterword. Luckily Hary Mary's/Safari was right around the corner so I could go listen to some punk music and do shots of Jager.
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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    That sucks. I saw a lot of great movies that I would have never seen without it. Unfortunately it didn't really get the support I thought it should have then either.



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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    If Geno had only taken the team to the Varsity instead of swimming or playing Dodgeball, their goals might have been met.
    As a former employee, I can tell you the place needed a lot more than that.

    Lots of great memories from the place, particularly the midnight shows, Napoleon Dynamite's epic run, and being there for the last VEISHIA riot. It will be missed.



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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    des moines



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    Re: Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    Mid-Iowa Newspapers - Varsity Theatre to close Thursday

    This is sad news. I can't say I went to the Varsity often, but I always enjoyed having the option of seeing some arthouse and independent features that you wouldn't otherwise get a chance to see. I guess there's always Netflix.
    I wonder how many times it had closed before? I know it "closed" at least once while I was at ISU.



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