418 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, United States
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(618) 457-5353

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

MOVIES

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. 

COMING SOON!

WE'RE WORKING ON A NEW FILM SERIES, PERIPHERAL VISION. DETAILS COMING SOON!


In addition to what's highlighted on this page, you can view a complete list of upcoming
FRIDAY FLICKS, PERIPHERAL VISION FILMS AND SPECIAL SHOWINGS. Just click on the link below!

MORE UPCOMING MOVIES

Free Solo

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2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
$10
Doors and Varsity Bar at 1:30

  

This 2019 Academy Award Best Documentary nominee is from filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin.


 National Geographic’s film is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock: the 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park – without a rope. The ultimate standard is perfection or death. It’s an edge-of-your-seat thriller and a triumph of the human spirit.


Rated PG-13


Tickets are not available at the venue until doors open at 1:30 the day of the show.


The movie will be screened in the Balcony. Those who are unable to reach The Balcony will be admitted free and invited to watch the movie on a 55-inch HDTV in the Varsity Bar. 

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Big Muddy Film Festival

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Various Films and Shorts
Feb. 18-24
Free; Donations Appreciated

 

The Varsity will be the main venue for screening festival movies or shorts, and will feature an event every night of the festival except Saturday.


Here's what's on the schedule for The Varsity:

Monday, Feb. 18, 6 pm: Opening Reception     and Movie (NY Scherzo)

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 pm:  Movie (Afterward)

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 pm: Movie (Mary Lane)

Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 pm: Movie Shorts     (Intimacies)

Friday, Feb. 22
    5 pm: Shorts (Creativity and Resistance)
    7 p.m. Dramatic Shorts
    10 pm: Horror Shorts

Sunday, Feb. 24, 6 pm:  Best of the Fest,

    Closing Reception


Doors and The Varsity Bar open 30 minutes before movie showings. 


For all festival screening dates, times and locations, as well as synopses of the festival films, click on the link below.

BMFF DETAILS

At Eternity's Gate

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2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
$10
Doors and Varsity Bar at 1:30

  

Director Julian Schnabel has created a film that takes us inside the world and mind of a Vincent Van Gogh, who despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This isn’t a forensic biography of the artist, but rather scenes are based on van Gogh’s letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, heresay and moments that are just plain invited. The artist is portrayed by 2019 Academy Award Best Actor nominee Willem Dafoe. 


Rated PG-13


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


The movies will be screened in the Balcony. Those who are unable to reach The Balcony will be admitted free and invited to watch the movie on a 55-inch HDTV in the Varsity Bar. 

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