Times & Tickets

New Shows Each Friday

Friday 7pm

Saturday 7pm

Sun 2pm, 7pm

Monday Closed

Tuesday 7pm

Wednesday 7pm

Thursday 1pm, 7 pm


Standard Adult $4, Child $3

3D Adult $6, Child $5

Now Showing

SpongeBob Squarepants, PG

SpongeBob Squarepants: Sponge out of Water, Rated PG

When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

— from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2279373/


SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg was uniquely qualified to create SpongeBob and his friends. In college, Hillenburg majored in marine biology and minored in art.

In 1984 he became an educator at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California. While there he created an educational comic book called The Intertidal Zone, used to teach kids about the animal life found in tide pools.

The illustration below shows the evolution of SpongeBob, and his creator, Stephen Hillenburg.


Many of those early characters evolved into the familiar group of friends seen in today’s cartoons.

Hillenburg pitched the series to Nickelodeon executives in 1997 using toy mock-ups of the characters and story boards. The series debuted on Nickelodeon in 1999.

Today you can find SpongeBob and friends everywhere, from video games to amusement park rides. And beginning Friday, February 27th, you will find him at the Webster Theater, downtown Webster City.

Remember our new Thursday matinee at 1pm when making your plans to see SpongeBob.

See you at the movies.


Thursday Matinees

You asked, we listened.

Evening movies don’t work for everyone. Some people work in the evenings. Some have other commitments that make it hard for them to set aside a movie night. And others just don’t want to be out after dark.

Whatever your reasons, Thursday Matinee movies are for you! Beginning immediately with American Sniper, and continuing through April 2 (Cinderella), you really ought to give our Thursday matinee movie a try.

As always, helpful uniformed staff will be at your service, the popcorn will be fresh and hot, and we will greet you with a smile.

Our convenient 1 p.m. show time allows you to finish lunch before the movie. Or you can take your ticket receipt to The Grid Iron for a half-price appetizer after the show.

So tell your friends and co-workers, then join us on Thursday for the matinee. Let us know what you think. If there is enough community support, we will make Thursday matinees a permanent part of our schedule.

The Webster Theater – Experience It!

See you at the movies,


Two Local Theaters

We’re so fortunate to have TWO local theaters in town: The Webster Theater, and the Webster City Community Theater. Yes, one shows movies and one stages plays, but both are treasured benefits of living here. KHOI is a non-profit radio station with studios in Ames, but with reach throughout the “Heart of Iowa.” The Webster…Continue Reading