News About This Theater
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.
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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.
Tim O"Neill on August 11, 2011 at 2:18 am
As of August 10, 2011, the Webster Place is all-digital projection.
rivest266 on June 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm
2007 grand re-opening ad posted in the photo section for this cinema.
Tim O"Neill on July 18, 2013 at 8:58 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 on June 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm
Webster Place Theatres now have recliner seats. See photo in photo section.
Tim O"Neill on June 28, 2014 at 4:58 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.
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DavidZornig on December 17, 2014 at 2:01 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.
greenth1ng on August 24, 2015 at 6:20 pm
New seating capacities at this theater following the installation of Regal’s new “king-size” recliners (via Fandango’s reserved seating service):
Theaters 1, 2, 4, & 6 – 75 seats
Theater 3 – 84 seats
Theater 5 – 67 seats
Theater 7 – 71 seats
Theater 8 – 54 seats
Theater 9 – 91 seats
Theater 10 – 90 seats
Theater 11 – 52 seats