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VarsityChapel Hill has a multitude of restaurants, taverns, clubs and theaters. Different eating places throughout town are like hidden jewels, reflecting the different moods, cultures and flavors of our area. For a complete list of restaurants, we encourage you to visit the Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau at

Theaters and nightlife abound; here is just a sampling:

Chelsea Theater
Phone (919) 968-3005. 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd (Timberlyne), Chapel Hill.

Lumina Theater
Phone (919) 932-9000. 620 Market St (Southern Village), Chapel Hill.

Memorial Hall
Phone (919) 843-3333. 114 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill.

Movies at Timberlyne
Phone (919) 933-8600. 120 Banks Drive (Timberlyne), Chapel Hill.

Silverspot Cinema
201 S. Estes Drive (University Place), Chapel Hill

Varsity on Franklin
Phone (919) 967-8665. 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

DSI Comedy Theater
Phone (919) 338-8150, 462 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
DSI Comedy Theater boasts an impressive company of locally trained comedy artists and an active network of comedians working across the country. DSI produces the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival (est. 2001) and its Comedy School (est. 2003) offers new classes to the public every month. For over 15 years parents and kids from Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh have raved about Summer Camps and youth programs produced by DSI. 

PlayMakers Repertory Company
Phone (919) 962-7529 (PLAY). Country Club Rd (UNC), Chapel Hill.
Since 1975, PlayMakers has been North Carolina's premier not-for-profit resident professional theatre company. Five or six different plays are performed from Sep. to May in the Paul Green Theatre-from Shakespeare and musicals to the best new American and British works. Performances Tue.-Sun., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. Ticket prices, $9-34, depending on event (with discounts for children and seniors). Parking. 

UNC Department of Music
Phone (919) 962-1039. Hill Hall, McCorkle Place (North Quadrangle, UNC); Chapel Hill. Open Mon.-Fri., 8am-4:30pm. Sponsors a variety of instrumental and vocal concerts throughout the school year, including the William S. Newman Artists Music Series (which showcases classical music performed by distinguished instrumental and vocal musicians), the Carolina Jazz Festival. Concerts are held in Hill, Memorial and Person Halls on the UNC campus. Except for the Newman series, most performances are free. Call for free concert calendar. No credit cards are accepted.

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