418 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, United States

(618) 457-5353

A historic visual and performing arts venue in downtown Carbondale, IL.

TICKETS

All tickets are $7 or $5 for students with a valid ID unless otherwise indicated.

Ticket sales are available in advance online only.  They are available at the venue  only on night of the show. 

Doors and The Varsity Bar open 30 minutes prior to screening. 

THE VARSITY BAR

The Varsity Bar and Concessions  features beer, wine, select cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

All proceeds support ongoing renovation and operations. 

Friday Flicks: The Big Lebowski

Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi and John Goodman.

7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30


The plot of this Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper from the Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot and gallons of White Russians (made with fresh cream, please). In 1991, unemployed '60s refugee Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) grooves into his laid-back Los Angeles lifestyle. He enjoys hanging with his bowling buddies, pompous security-store owner Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) and mild-mannered ex-surfer Donny (Steve Buscemi). However, the Dude's life takes an alternate route the afternoon two goons break into his threadbare Venice, California, bungalow, rough him up, and urinate on his living room rug. However, the goons grabbed the wrong Jeff Lebowski. (1998) 


Rated for for pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence.


The movie will begin at 7. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. They are available in advance at Eventbrite. They are not available in advance at the venue, but can be purchased the night of the show when doors open. 


Doors and the Varsity Bar open at 6:30. 

The bar will be serving White Russians! Come in costume for a chance to win a prize.

Friday Flicks: Army of Darkness

Bruce Campbell stars in "Army of Darkness."

7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30  


The Varsity is screening this film in conjunction with SIU’s SalukiCon this weekend. VIP pass holders get admission with the cost of the pass.


The third in director Sam Raimi's stylish, comic book-like horror trilogy that began with “The Evil Dead” in 1982, this tongue-in-cheek sequel offers equal parts sword-and-sorcery-style action, gore, and comedy. Bruce Campbell returns as the one-armed Ash, now a supermarket employee who is transported by the powers of a mysterious book back in time with his Oldsmobile '88 to the 14th century medieval era. Armed only with a shotgun, his high school chemistry textbook, and a chainsaw that mounts where his missing appendage once resided, the square-jawed, brutally competent Ash quickly establishes himself as a besieged kingdom's best hope against an "army of darkness" currently plaguing the land. (1993)


Rated R for violence and horror. 


The movie will begin at 7. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. They are available in advance at Eventbrite. They are not available in advance at the venue, but can be purchased the night of the show when doors open at 6:30. 


 Note: This screening is free for Saluki Con VIP and two-day pass holders. (Must be pre-registered with SalukiCon organizers.)

Friday Flicks: The Addams Family

Angelica Huston and Raul Julia.

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30


The film is based on the characters from the cartoon created by cartoonist Charles Addams and the 1964 TV series produced by David Levy. Directed by former cinematographer Barry Bonnenfeld in his screen directing debut, the film stars Angelica Huston as Morticia Addams, Raul Julia ast Gomez Addams, Christina Ricci, Judith Malina and Christopher Lloyd. 


The film focuses on a bizarre, macabre, aristocratic family who reconnect with who they believe to be a long-lost relative, Gomez's brother, Fester Addams, who is actually the adopted son of a loan shark intending to swindle the Addams clan out of their vast wealth and fortune.(1991) 


Rated PG-13.


The movie will begin at 7. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. They are available in advance at Eventbrite. They are not available in advance at the venue, but can be purchased the night of the show when doors open. 


Doors and the Varsity Bar open at 6:30. 

Friday Flicks: The Dead Don't Die

Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver.

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30


According to the studio, this is “the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled.” It stars Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. The plot? The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. (2019) 


Rated R for zombie violence and gore, and for language.


The movie will begin at 7. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. They are available in advance at Eventbrite. They are not available in advance at the venue, but can be purchased the night of the show when doors open. 


Doors and the Varsity Bar open at 6:30. 

Friday Flicks: Hocus Pocus

Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker portray witches in ‘Hocus Pocus.’

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30


The people of Salem capture and execute three witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) for practicing witchcraft. Before their deaths, they vow to return to Salem on Halloween to exact their revenge. Three hundred years later, a skeptical, newly transplanted Californian, Max, explores the ruins of the legendary witches house and dares them to manifest themselves. Max lights the Candle of Black Flame. With that, the witches reappear to wreak havoc on the town. The kids take off with the witches’ spell book. The sorceresses, who will die by the morning light if they don't recite the incantation for immortality, have to get the books by whatever means they can. (1993) 


Rated PG for some scary sequences and for language. 


The movie will begin at 7. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. They are available in advance at Eventbrite.  They are not available in advance at the venue, but can be purchased the night of the show when doors open. 


Doors and the Varsity Bar open at 6:30. 

Friday Flicks: Beetlejuice

Michael Keaton is ‘Beetlejuice.’

7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 1:30


Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, the couple must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next 50 years. The house is now owned by insufferable yuppies Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Davis and Baldwin do their best to scare O'Hara and Jones away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent "gonzo" spirit named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). (1988) 


Rated PG for adult situations and language, violence.


The movie will begin at 7. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students with ID. They are available in advance at Eventbrite. They are not available in advance at the venue, but can be purchased the night of the show when doors open.