Webber Theater

119 South Broadway,
Denver, CO 80209

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Webber Theater - 1917

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The Webber Theater dates back to at least 1930, probably earlier than that. The building was last occupied by Kitty’s South, an adult theater/video store.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 16, 2008 at 12:03 am

The Webber Theatre was built in 1917, according to the obituary of its builder and long-time operator, DeWitt C. Webber, published in the October 21, 1944 issue of Boxoffice Magazine. Webber had operated his eponymous theater until his retirement in 1935, after which he leased the house to Fox Intermountain. Earlier, he had opened the Majestic Theatre in Colorado Springs in 1907, and operated the Iris Theatre in Denver from 1908 until 1917. He lived in an apartment over the Webber Theatre until his death at the age of 79. The apartment featured a window overlooking the auditorium, so he could watch movies while lying in bed.

The November 5, 1955, issue of Boxoffice mentions the Webber Theatre in an article about unusual features of various Denver theaters. At that time, the Webber sported a small zoo in its lobby, with hamsters, white mice, and a deodorized skunk among its denizens.

The Webber shows up again in the April 27, 1964, issue of Boxoffice, in an item headlined “Denver Webber Renovated and Becomes First Run.” Among the features of the renovation were deep red loges, red and beige carpeting, and new beige satin drapes. A new screen and projection equipment were installed, and the marquee updated. At this time, the Webber was being operated by Atlas Theatres.

24ljs
24ljs on March 30, 2009 at 11:38 pm

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bakergreg
bakergreg on June 12, 2009 at 10:17 am

Here is a photo of “The Webber” in tiles at the entry to the theater.

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