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The Varsity Cinema is located at 1207 25th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50311.

Where do I park?

Free parking is available in parking lots and on city streets.

Varsity patrons can park free in the Drake Kinne Lot after 5pm on weekdays and on weekends. Drake Lot A-1 also offers free parking.

Free street parking is always available, right in front of the theater and throughout the neighborhood.

Handicapped park spots are located immediately north of The Varsity on 25th St.

Questions or concerns about parking? Ask our staff or e-mail

When does the box office open for purchases?
The box office opens a half hour before our first show of the day.

Is the Varsity accessible?
Yes! We are proud to say the Varsity is accessible and the building is fully ADA compliant, including the restrooms and auditorium. There is an elevator and we have chairs and benches in the lobby for your convenience. We offer hearing accessibility devices and closed captioning is available in the main auditorium and will soon be installed in the loft theater.

I entered the wrong email address when ordering tickets. How do I get into the show without my confirmation email?
If you have a screenshot of your order, you can use that. Knowing your seat numbers and/or order number is also useful. Should you have nothing to show at the door, the box office can look up your purchase for you.

I cannot come to my showtime. Can I use my ticket for another show?
We are sorry, but because seating is reserved, we cannot accept your ticket at another show. In addition, tickets are nonrefundable unless the theater had to close. Des Moines Film appreciates your understanding and support.

Do you rent the Varsity for private events?
Yes, the Varsity is available to rent. Get more information here.

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