Webster Place Theaters

1471 W. Webster Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60614

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Opened on July 20, 1988 as an eight screener in the Webster Place shopping center (located on Webster Avenue, off Lincoln Park’s Clybourn Avenue “Corridor”), the theater was built for M & R Amusements, but that local chain was acquired by Loews not long after the multiplex opened.

In 1998, three more screens were added, increasing the theatre to eleven screens. In 2006, the Webster Place became part of the Kerasotes chain. The Webster Place received a much-needed remodeling in fall of 2007.

On May 25, 2010, it was taken over by Regal Entertainment. AMC acquired certain Kerasotes theatre locations, including this one, then sold them on to Regal.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 71 comments)

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on May 24, 2010 at 5:58 pm

I got this in my email today

“Dear Five Buck Club Member of City North 14 and Webster Place,

I wrote you recently about AMC’s acquisition of the Kerasotes Theatres. In a subsequent transaction, AMC has sold the City North 14 and Webster Place to Regal Cinemas. Regal will take over management of these two locations effective May 25, 2010.

We have been asked by Regal to inform you that they will not be honoring Five Buck Club cards after they assume operation of these locations on May 25, 2010.

Thank you for your patronage.

Sincerely,

Tony Kerasotes"

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on May 25, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Why did Kerasotes bail so quickly?

Their cinemas were way better than AMC’s were.

They just renovated this place too. It was good again! Let’s see if Regal runs it into the ground.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm

That could happen Paul.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on August 11, 2011 at 5:18 am

As of August 10, 2011, the Webster Place is all-digital projection.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 28, 2012 at 6:41 pm

2007 grand re-opening ad posted in the photo section for this cinema.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on July 18, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Okay; I went to the microfilm room at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago earlier today and it is confirmed: the M&R Webster Place Theatres opened on Wednesday, July 20, 1988. It opened with DIE HARD, MIDNIGHT RUN and BAMBI; each movie showing on 2 screens. On Friday, July 22, the theatre opened 3 other movies including CADDYSHACK II, BIG TOP PEE WEE and THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: THE METAL YEARS. This Saturday, July 20, will be the 25th Anniversary of the opening of this theatre complex. 3 more screens were added in 1998.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on June 28, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Webster Place Theatres now have recliner seats. See photo in photo section.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on June 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm

I wanted to correct something in the “previous operator” section of this overview. Cineplex Odeon never operated the Webster Place Theatres. In order, since 1988: M&R Amusement Companies; M&R Loews; Loews; Sony; Loews Cineplex; AMC Loews; Kerasotes; Regal.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm

July 20th, 1988 grand opening ad in photo section.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on December 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Webster Place is now ALL reserved seating. This policy began about two months ago according to the ticket agent. So people buy their tickets online in advance, and hold the good seats before they ever arrive. Walk-ins must choose from whatever is left. Had to take two on the far left side aisle for “Gone Girl”. The auditorium was empty until 5 minutes before start time.

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