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The Varsity Cinema is a home for the Des Moines film community. We are a space where the art of film connects diverse organizations and fosters new connection.

Community Partnerships
We’re proud to have partnered with these organizations recently: Ballet Des Moines, Capital City Pride, Des Moines Playhouse, Des Moines Public Library, Des Moines Symphony, Drake University, Japan American Society of Iowa, Pyramid Theater Company, Science on Screen, and more.

Partner with Us
As a nonprofit, we love to partner with local organizations for special events and screenings. While we receive many quality requests, we are not always able to accommodate all of them. To inquire about a community partnership, contact us at

Private Rentals
Choose The Varsity Cinema for your next private event. Get information on private rental opportunities.

Volunteers play a vital role in achieving our mission. Learn more about how to get involved and current volunteer openings.

Fiscal Sponsorship
Our fiscal sponsorship program is designed to help filmmakers get their projects funded through donations to the nonprofit Des Moines Film. This allows producers to seek donors rather than investors and for those donations to serve as charitable contribution deductions on federal tax returns. Learn more.

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