Friday 7pm

Saturday 7pm

Sun 2pm, 7pm

Monday Closed

Tuesday 7pm

Wednesday 7pm

Thursday 7 pm

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What Should We Learn from Alexander?

It’s debatable how much of Disney’s new movie, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day has to do with Judith Viorst’s picture book of the same name. But what the two have in common is something important: Sometimes life isn’t fair, or even sensible, but if you tough it out, things will get better. And if people who love you are there to help? Well, then, it doesn’t get any better than that.

 Alexander Terrible Webster City children who attend a reading group at the library this week will receive a coupon for free admission with a paid adult admission. So take your little ones to hear the book, then bring them to the movie. The popcorn will be hot and fresh. And it will be our pleasure to welcome you to the show.

Alexander is the name of Viorst’s youngest son, now grown. When he came home to live as an adult for a few months, Viorst wrote a non-fiction book to honor the occasion: Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days. If you’re too old for the picture book, maybe you’d enjoy the memoir.

Alexander Marvelous

What Do Ratings Mean?

We had a couple of parent / child groups leave The Maze Runner because the content was too intense for the child. The movie was rated PG-13, but there are various reasons why a movie might get that rating. There is a “box” next to a movie’s rating notice that explains “why” it received the rating. In one case, it may be for adult situations, in another (like Maze Runner) it could be violence, even if it is fantasy or science fiction violence.

If you are sending your unaccompanied children to the Webster Theater, we will admit them to G and PG movies. However, if the movie is rated PG-13, you either need to come to the ticket booth with them to give your permission, or send a note along giving your permission.

If a movie is rated R, such as the World War II movie, Fury, coming November 14th, you must attend the movie with your child, if your child is 16 or younger. Please do not send young children with an older sibling to R rated movies. A parent or guardian must accompany the child.

Here’s a pretty good video that explains the different ratings:

I hope this will help you decide which movies are right for members of your family.

See you at the cinema!


Love Your Local

Local radio likes local theaters. We were recently featured on KHOI radio 89.1 as they took a look at community-based movie theaters around central Iowa. CLICK HERE to visit the KHOI website where you can “click to listen” to the show.  

I Wish I Were a Fish

What is it about dolphins that touches our hearts so? Are you old enough to remember The Incredible Mr. Limpet, starring Don Knotts? I remember it fondly. What dolphin memories do you have? Share them with your kids, then bring your family to watch Dolphin Tale 2, and let them make dolphin memories of theirContinue Reading

Learning to be Your Best

When The Game Stands Tall There’s a powerful portrait of character and faith starting tonight (9/26) at the Webster Theater. When the Game Stands Tall explores the nature of love and commitment in the face of adversity. And not just the adversity of opposing teams with players twice your size, but the adversity of lovedContinue Reading

Details, Details

We’re working late in the theater tonight. Jake Pulis and Jeff Pingle are installing panes in the lobby’s “cloud” lights. Ted Larsen and the Lynx Wrestling Team have scubbed years of grime off of every seat in the auditorium. Kay Ross and Debra Brown helped too, with Kay supplying pizza just when the wrestlers neededContinue Reading


We are in the final stage of countdown to opening. The marquee restoration is almost complete, and we will turn the lights on for the entire community to see on Monday, September 8, 2014 as the finale to our Iowa / Iowa State game rally with RVTV from WHO Channel 13 in Des Moines. InsideContinue Reading

Hero Donors Leads the Way

All capital campaigns start with leaders in giving as an important part of the overall campaign. These gifts provide the initial momentum needed to get the campaign off the ground and running.   The local Help Entertain and Restore Organization (HERO) Campaign is no different.    As of the end of June over $168,000 has beenContinue Reading

Indiegogo Campaign

Indiegogo is the world’s largest global funding platform.  The site is “all about allowing anybody to raise money for any idea.”   With indiegogo there are of “perks” for different levels of investment.  The campaign is promoted through a social media-based publicity effort and because of the nature of the campaign, it allows anyone, anywhere to make a contribution.Continue Reading

Celebrating with Posters and Raffle

Wednesday Evening- February 19, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm we are celebrating the theater’s 75th anniversary with a poster and raffle fundraiser. Hundreds of posters are available for $1, $5 or $20.             We are also giving away one of each of our indiegogo perks: Movie Pass, SuperHero T-shirt, Bottom-lessContinue Reading