145 N. 13th Street,
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Styles: Romanesque Revival
Previous Names: Lancing Theatre, Oliver Theatre, Liberty Theatre, New Varsity Theatre
Located at the corner of N. 13th Street and P Street. The Lancing Theatre was opened on November 23, 1891. It was designed by E.C. Horne in a Romanesque Revival style, with an interior in a Louis XV style. It was renamed Oliver Theatre in 1889 and operated as an opera house. During World War I it was renamed Liberty Theatre. In 1941 it was renamed New Varsity Theatre after the former Bijou/Orpheum/Majestic/Rialto/Varsity (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures) was closed.
On September 11, 1971, Walt Jancke, built the Cinemas 1 & 2 a block away. In 1973, the Varsity Theatre was demolished to make room for the National Bank of Commerce.
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