The cinema grants moviegoers a voyeuristic peek at far-off worlds, romantic misunderstandings, and innovative opening-credit fonts. Indulge in the cinematic experience with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a six-admission punch card (a $20 value) and one small bag of popcorn (a $3 value) when you redeem your Groupon (a $23 total value) at the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill.
A historic landmark on Franklin Street for more than 50 years, the Varsity Theatre captures movie mavens with a rotating blend of current and classic flicks. See what's playing now and coming soon to plan a night in front of the silver screen for viewings of popular contemporary films such as The Social Network, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, along with enduring classics like Gone with the Wind. Your movie punch card can be used toward any combination of movies in this renovated vintage theater, so sit back in the comfy seats while the crisp crackle of newborn popcorn reminds feature film fans that they should buckle down and finish writing the screenplay to The Godfather 4: Lost in Space.
- Overall it's a really cool space and they play a cool mixture of old movies and relatively new releases (out of mainstream theatres but not quite at blockbuster yet). – Coleen T., Yelp, 7/8/2010
- The Varsity Theatre is a Chapel Hill landmark, and in its current form, a great place to go see a show on a boring night on the cheap. Basically, it's awesome. :) – John L., Yelp, 3/5/2010
The Varsity Theatre
A Franklin Street icon, the recently renovated Varsity Theatre has entertained audiences and cineastes for more than 50 years with screenings of current blockbusters, cult flicks, indie films, and classics. A vintage marquee beckons audiences to file into comfy seats as 35mm and digital projectors project movies onto screens. Along with regularly scheduled showings, The Varsity also holds special events such as film forums, dinner-and-movie specials, or interviews with John Wayne's neckerchief. Groups can rent out the theaters for birthday parties, corporate functions, or special events, with multiple media services and catering options available.
Downtown Chapel Hill
123 E Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514Get Directions