Webster Theatre

314 Webster Avenue,
Rochester, NY 14609

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The Webster Theatre was opened October 15, 1927 with Reginald Denny in “Fast and Furious”. A Wurlitzer organ opus 1672 was installed on August 23, 1927 and was played on opening night by organist Tom Grierson.. By 1941 it was operated by the Schine Circuit. It was closed in 1958. The building was destroyed by arson in 1962.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on January 9, 2018 at 11:13 pm

The Webster Theatre opened with Tom Grierson at the Wurlitzer on October 15, 1927 and the feature, “Fast and Furious.”

At the end of the Webster’s 30-year lease, Schine dropped the theatre. It continued as an independent briefly into 1958 before closing. 1959, the theatre was auctioned off in a foreclosure sale. In 1962, arson struck the theatre.

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