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

(618) 457-5353

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

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

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

TICKETS

All tickets are $7 or $5 for students with a valid ID, and $2 for children 10 and younger unless otherwise indicated.

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

Upcoming Movies

Screenings (2): Maria by Callas

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7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21
4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
$7 adults / $5 students with ID / $2 children 10 and younger
Doors and bar 30 minutes before screen times


Before Madonna, before Lady Gaga, there was Maria Callas. Tom Volf's document, “Maria by Callas,” is the first film to tell the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer completely in her own words. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs-nearly all of which have never been shown to the public-the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. 


Assembling the material for the film took director Volf four years of painstaking research, which included personal outreach to dozens of Callas's closest friends and associates, who allowed him to share their personal memorabilia in the film. When recordings of Callas's voice aren't available, Joyce DiDonato, one of contemporary opera's biggest stars, reads her words. (Rated PG for mild thematic elements, smoking and brief language) 2018; 85 minutes


The movie starts at 7 on Friday, Feb. 21 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $7, $5 for students or $2 for children 10 and younger. They are available in advance at Eventbrite (see link) and at the venue when doors open; they are not available in advance at the venue. Doors and bar open 30 minutes before screening times.

Screenings (2): Clue

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7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28
4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29
$7 adults / $5 students with ID / $2 children 10 and younger
Doors and bar 30 minutes before screen times


Come see a cult favorite at the Varsity, dress up as one of the characters, and walk away with a prize. 


In the spoof of McCarthy-era paranoia and 1950s wholesomeness, the characters and plot of “Clue” are drawn from the popular Parker Brothers board game of the same name. 


On a dark and stormy night in 1954, six individuals with ties to Washington are assembled for a dinner party at the swanky mansion of one Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving). Boddy's butler, Wadsworth (Tim Curry), assigns each guest a colorful name: Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Col. Mustard (Martin Mull), Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), and Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn). Two additional servants, the Cook (Kellye Nakahara) and Yvette, the maid (Colleen Camp), assist Wadsworth as he informs the guests that they have been gathered to meet the man who has been blackmailing them: Mr. Boddy. When Boddy turns up dead, however, the guests must try to figure out who killed him so they can protect their own reputations and keep the body count from growing. 


The 1985 film is rated PG for some violence; running time is 96 minutes.


Tickets are available in advance at Eventbrite (see link below). Tickets are not available at the venue until the night of the screening when doors open. Doors and bar open 30 minutes before screening times.