Enjoy prestige new releases, the best of art house & international, curated repertory series and classics, upscale genre and late-night movies, and kids and family series!
Upcoming Special Events
From Q&A’s to partnership events, don’t miss these one-night-only celebrations of cinema
Midnights @ 10
Late-night classics, horror and genre flicks. Thursday nights at 10pm.
A curated series of kids & family films, Saturday & Sunday at 1pm.
Artist in Person
Presented by Iowa Arts Council
Varsity Book Club
Read the book, watch the movie and discuss at our book club series in partnership with the Des Moines Public Library.
New Sights & Sounds
When the 2022 Sight & Sound Poll was released, several new films joined the canon or made major jumps on the list. These are the new voices being recognized as the Greatest Films of All Time.
National Theatre Live
The best of British Theater exclusively at the Varsity Cinema, presented in collaboration with Des Moines Playhouse.
OLLI by Drake
Classic films followed by a discussion led by an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) by Drake instructor.