History

The Webster Theater was built in 1906.

E.H. Martin Building
E.H. Martin Building

 

In the 1920’s the Orpheum was remodeled and renamed the Granada Theater. The main floor seated 600 and the balcony held 150 patrons. Then in 1939 it became The Webster and the marquee was added. Around 1988 Bob Fridley of Fridley Theatres purchased the Webster Theater. It was remodeled at that time to the current seating capacity of 320. The Webster was operated by Fridley Theatres until the mid-2000’s, when it was taken over by the BigTime Cinema chain. The last showing was Warm Bodies on March 7th 2013. The theater went out of business March 8, 2013 and went into bankruptcy.