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Longtime Des Moines movie theater will close soon

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of the last one-screen movie theaters in the Des Moines area will soon close.
The Varsity Theatre in the Drake Neighborhood will close next month.
Owner Denise Mahon announced Friday on the Varsity’s Facebook page that the theater across the street from Drake University will close after the Sunday matinees Dec. 30. Mahon’s father bought the theater in 1954 with a partner and became sole owner in 1975.
Denise Mahon started running the theater in 2009, when her father died.
Mahon declined an interview request but called it “a very nostalgic day and difficult decision.”

Associated Press

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