3165 Bailey Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Basil Brothers Theatres
Functions: Live Music Venue
Previous Names: Capri Art Theatre, Uptown Theatre
News About This Theater
- Mar 3, 2014 — East Side theater wins state grant
The Varsity Theatre was opened November 28, 1923, with 863 seats. The opening movie was “Pioneer Trails”. The Capri Art Theatre opened in the former Varsity Theatre building sometime in the early-1960’s. In the 1970’s it ran adult movies. Last known as the Uptown Theatre, it had been closed several years when it was purchased by its current owner Ibrahim Cisse in 2010.
In February 2014, plans were announced to restore the theatre, to be used for live performances, occasional movies and community events, with a planned re-opening for 2015. It reopened February 12, 2015 as a live music venue and has been renamed Varsity Theatre again.
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