Varsity Theatre - Ashland Movie Showtimes
166 East Main Street
Ashland OR 97520 map
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Prices:adult: 8.00, senior: 6.50, child: 6.50
User reviews on Varsity Theatre - Ashland
My son and I were going to see "All is Lost" and the computer says 3:15 as first showing but on the phone it stated 12:40. We went and nobody came until 3:00pm. My son checked your website and it also said 12:40. Actually all the films only stated the second showings but once again on the phone they did all have earlier showings. There were seven people waiting like we were and were very disappointed. This theater is run by inept children. It has the lowest ratings except for White City. This is not the first time this has happened. You people need to correct this issue.
When they renovated the theaters, they chose the cheapest and most uncomfortable seating available. The toilet in the men's bathroom in the back theater has been broken on and off for 4-5 years. Instead of replacing it, they have tinkered with it and I have used it on literally dozens of occasions when it was running when I walked in. They have wasted tens of thousands of gallons of water over those years.
This is Ashland. The theater could very easily carry some quality candies, non GMO popcorn or do something nice that the town supports but they have chosen to use the lowest common dominator. The screens in two of the theaters have been repaired and it's obvious.
These days we usually just go to Tinseltown because the theaters there are so much nicer. It's too bad that John has decided to run such a cheap operation. I don't think he realizes how much business he loses to Medford because of it or he just doesn't care.
This theatre is so badly run it will remind you of college movie nights. Remember sitting in the audience and yelling out that the sound was bad, or the movie was frozen, or the movie hadn't even started? That's what this place is like. It's run by kids. No adult supervision. The problem with this is that the kids have no idea how to prioritize. If their manager (who is also a kid) told them to make popcorn, that's what they will do and that's all they will do, even if the movie hasn't started and it's 15 minutes late, even if the line to buy tickets is down the street, even if somebody spilled a drink all over the lobby, etc. In addition, the sound is usually bad, the screen is patched, the bathrooms are dirty, and the prices are high considering what you are getting for your money. The brewers yeast for the popcorn is good though (and free!)
This is a small-town theater. No, it's not perfect. But it's a nice, comfortable place to see a movie. Going to the Varsity is a hometown experience. You can wander in at the last minute without worrying about whether you'll get a seat. You see people you know and have a friendly chat. And you can generally find higher-quality movies that aren't at places like Tinseltown. The Varsity makes living in Ashland a little nicer. Its character is perfect for our town, and my family is very glad we have it.
The idea of vintage at the Varisty theater is a nice concept, but sucks in reality. Recently saw Albert Nobbs there in the back alley theater, which had filthy, sticky floors and uncomfortable, claustrophobic seating, but the worst part was all the crashing and booming audio that was leaking in from the theater room next door. Totally ruined the viewing experience for me. They were making us watch commercials (which is bad enough considering the price of admission) without audio. The manager explained they were "upgrading" the sound system, but I'd heard that excuse the last time I was there (about a year ago).
Wow! A movie theater for intelligent adults. No blaring commercials beating you over the head while you wait for the movie to start. Also the sound level doesn't blast you out of your seat. This is the way theaters used to be instead of the ones that now cater to corporate greed and confuse mind numbing noise with quality pictures. Way to go Varsity Theater. We'll be back for more movies.
I went to see King's Speech, great movie. I was disappointed with the quality of the theatre. It's not always like this. The lights were left on after the movie started, I had to go ask someone after the movie was playing to come and turn them off, it made the viewing unpleasant with the glaring lights. Then the volume was way too low, couldn't eat popcorn and hear the movie, had to really focus to hear. And then I was sitting around 4 to 5 rows from the back, and the sound of another movie was audible throughout the movie, it made the listening difficult and again had to focus. I wish to ask for a credit or free pass for myself and my partner to see another film. firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently saw a film here and a portion of the image was cut off. We complained and were told it was a film gate adjustment issue and that the equipment was so old that it was just too risky to attempt adjustment - not that the employees working there would know how to do it anyway. But this sort of thing has happened there before and I don't think I'll be back. If I'm paying to see an Oscar nominated film I expect better than this.
Now, I would say I'm partial, due to my employment there. But I love this place! It's why i work here. Part of a town rich with culture and history, and it's love for the arts. Varsity Theatre being in the heart of downtown with its bright neon lights, and nicely lit up poster boards outside, is such a fun environment to be in.
I really love movies, and Varsity has an eclectic, artistic sense about it. Choosing many foreign films and local film festival arts.
Even I, only being twenty seven, have nostalgic memories about the Varsity. Dating my husband in Ashland when we were only seventeen, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about my teenage years and the fun we had there. Movie history includes the showing of Rocky Horror picture and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, among so many others! Love it here:) The service is amazing also;)
If you like chaos theory, you’ll love Inception. Likewise, if you are Christopher Nolan in love with your own sci-fi concept in which scenes unrelated to one another, absent of foreshadowing, devoid of transitions, or any other means by which an audience can track what is happening, then again, Inception is your kind of movie.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who was superb in Blood Diamond and The Departed, but otherwise the Scorsesist baby-faced darling of Hollywood whose talent has had the rare privilege of developing on screen, is, in Inception, a one-note stare into oblivion. Miscast Ellen Page, memorable in Juno, looks even less mature in this film. The supporting characters, Tom Hardy and Ken Watanabe, although afforded little substantive dialogue, nevertheless are the only thing worth watching in this nightmare of slash and burn editing.
While “show don’t tell” is the mandate of film, you still need to give the audience some indication as to what is going on and why. Other than a flimsy wave of the wrist that we are watching the theft of corporate secrets by means of electronic and chemical forays into the dreaming heads of CEOs (and who would want to go there without some nefarious purpose), the audience must suspend all understanding of what is before them in hopes that there will be some substantive denouement to all of this running and shooting, and fooling around.
Inception wants to be a three-dimensional game of chess. The problem is the platforms do not stay put long enough to stack the pieces into a game you can play. The characters, the scenes, the spine of the story, are all so loosely floating around, disconnected from one another, that you finally just give up, blandly watching the shoot-em-ups and car chases in order to stay awake. Yes, we are dealing with the dream world, so anything goes, right? Err…yeah, that really is the case in Inception. Go back to The Matrix if you want to be entertained by what is real and what is illusion.