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

(618) 457-5353

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

FILMS

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,
snacks and popcorn. All proceeds support ongoing renovation and operations. 

Friday Flicks: The Goonies

The movie ‘The Goonies’ was based on a Steven Spielberg story about a group of young misfit kids.

7 p.m. Friday, July 19
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30


Adapted by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg, the film follows a group of misfit kids (including such second-generation Hollywoodites as Josh Brolin and Sean Astin) as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern. Here they cross the path of lady criminal Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) and her outlaw brood. Fortunately, the kids manage to befriend Fratelli's hideously deformed (but soft-hearted) son (John Matuszak), who comes to their rescue. (1985)


Rated PG for adult situations, language and some violence


Advance tickets are not available at the venue before doors open on the night of the screenings. 


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Peripheral Vision: Hotel Mumbai

Dev Patel stars in 'Hotel Mumbai.'

7 p.m. Thursday, July 25
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30


A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, “Hotel Mumbai” vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child. (2018) 


Rated R for disturbing violence throughout, bloody images and language.


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Friday Flicks: Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington does not suffer fools gladly in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esquire.’

7 p.m. Friday, July 26
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30


Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell costars as the ambitious, monied lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm. (2017) 


Rated PG-13 for language and some violence


Advance tickets are not available at the venue before doors open on the night of the show.

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Friday: Muppets Take Manhattan

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7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30


Jim Henson's Muppets find themselves in Manhattan yearning to get a musical on Broadway in this charming film that also chides show business and its foibles. Kermit the Frog has just put together a successful variety show at Danhurst college (probably somewhere between Amherst and Dartmouth), and although he would like to mount it on Broadway so he would have a hit and be able to marry Miss Piggy, he cannot find backers. The Muppets are then forced to take jobs to support themselves, and it is while working as a waiter that Kermit meets the friendly Jennie (Juliana Donald). Jennie is the daughter of the owner of the restaurant and a source of great jealousy for Miss Piggy, who does not like competition. With stunning musical numbers involving a hundred or so Muppets and on-scene locations in New York City, the film is impressive in its merging of technical achievements and acting. (1984) 


Rated G


Tickets are not available in advance at the venue until doors open on the night of the screening.

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Friday Flicks: Waiting for Guffman

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7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30


When the town of Blaine, Missouri, approaches its sesquicentennial, there's only one way to celebrate: with a musical revue called "Red, White and Blaine." Hoping the show will be his ticket back to Broadway, impresario Corky St. Clair (Christopher Guest) rounds up a cast of enthusiastic but untalented locals (Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara) to perform his masterwork. But, when Corky reveals that theater agent Mort Guffman will attend the opening, things really kick into high gear. (1996) 


Rated R


Tickets are not available in advance at the venue until the doors open at 6:30 on the night of the screening.

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Friday Flicks: Woodstock

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7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16
$7 / $5 for students with ID
Doors and Varsity Bar at 6:30


This iconic musical documentary covers the three-day 1969 music festival on the property of Max Yasger's farm that symbolized the late 1960s in terms of musical, social and political ideology of the era. American audiences are introduced to Ten Years After, featuring guitar great Alvin Lee. Jimi Hendix, The Who and Joe Cocker give riveting performances. 


As naked flower children romp, the New York freeway is closed because of traffic congestion. Music lovers leave their cars and travel on foot only survive torrential downpours of rain, food shortages and non-stop music. Jefferson Airplane gives the wake up call with their song "Volunteers Of America." Crosby, Stills and Nash deliver a memorable performance. John Sebastian gives an impromptu set with a borrowed guitar from Tim Hardin. Santana, Sly and The Family Stone, Sha-Na-Na, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens and Joan Baez also appear. (1969)


Rated R


Tickets are not available in advance at the venue until doors open at 6:30 on the night of the screening.

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