Varsity Theater

727 Main Street,
Springfield, OR 97477

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 8, 2021 at 6:16 pm

The Varsity Theatre opened in 1947, according to a 1999 document prepared by historic preservation consultant Michelle L. Dennis. The document has no other information about the house.

By mid-1957, items in The Eugene Guard are noting events other then movies at the Varsity. In 1958 it was the home of a theater group called the Willamalane Players. In 1956 the Players were still using the Springfield Memorial Building. It’s probably safe to assume that the Varsity closed as a movie theater no later than early 1957. Given the timing, the cost of equipping theaters for CinemaScope could have been a factor.