Varsity Theatre

166 E. Main Street,
Ashland, OR 97520

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Operated by: Coming Attractions Theatres

Previously operated by: Robert L. Lippert Theatres Inc., Tri-State Theaters Inc. (OR)

Architects: Frank C. Clark

Functions: Movies (Independent)

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 541.482.3321

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Varsity Theater

The Varsity Theatre opened in 1937 with around 666 seats. By 1957 it was operated by Robert L. Lippert Theatres Inc. Today the Varsity Theatre is a multiplex theatre that shows first run, art and independent films. It is operated by Coming Attractions Theatres.

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strawberry on July 23, 2007 at 9:08 pm

You can see a black and white photo of the Varsity back in 1949 here.

sgtpepper on October 20, 2007 at 3:29 am

we went here tonight to see IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON, great movie, great theater, though it’s a pitty it was cut up into a muliplex, it’s still nice, but I can only imagine what it looked like in it’s prime.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 6, 2010 at 9:12 pm

From the 1940s a postcard view of the Varsity Theater in Ashland.

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 9:20 am

Recent photos can be seen here, here, and here.

DonaldKirk on July 21, 2013 at 9:10 am

Before the renovation to being a multi-plex, did the Varsity have a stage, or just a screen at the front; and if a stage, is it still there? I acquire and restore old theatres to original looks and also hold live stage events at them. you can contact me at my business email Don

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