Ozark Theatre

103 E. Lockwood Avenue,
Webster Groves, MO 63119

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Ozark Theatre (Official)

Additional Info

Firms: Kennerly & Steigemeyer

Functions: Live Performances

Styles: Mission Revival

Previous Names: Webster Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 314.962.7000

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Webster Cinema

Opened in 1921 as the Ozark Theatre it was built in Spanish Mission revival style. One of the oldest remaining motion picture houses in the St. Louis area and is located in the Webster Groves district, 10 miles southwest of St. Louis. It used to have an outdoor “airdome” alongside for viewing films in warm weather. It was remodelled in 1968 when a generic ‘Pizza Hut’ style construction was added to the building and it became the Webster Cinema which operated into the 1980’s.

Major renovation was completed in 2010 (see photos on the Official Related Website to the right of this page). The ‘Pizza Hut’ style addition has now been removed, revealing a fully restored building back to its original 1921 appearance.

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Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

jnut on December 16, 2005 at 6:49 pm

I’m so excited they are renovating this theater. I spent many many happy hours there as a little kid in the fifties, when it was the OzÃ¥rk, and lucky me—within walking distance of my childhood home. Does anyone know the timeline on the preservation?

CSWalczak on August 17, 2007 at 9:43 am

A recent article about the Ozark Theater and its restoration can be found here:
View link

mmunz on July 1, 2008 at 5:41 pm

I’m a reporter with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch working on a story about the Ozark. I’m looking for a local theater buff to interview about the signifigance of the restoration. Chuck1231, you seem like you know alot about St. Louis cinema history, would you please call me at 314-340-8263, or e-mail at

mmunz on July 6, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Still wanting to interview someone … if you know your St. Louis theater history, contact me using the info in my earlier post.

OzarkTheater on May 11, 2009 at 9:51 pm

The Ozark Theatre’s exterior renovation is nearing completion. If you’d like a recent picture emailed to you contact me at:

Dan Stevens
Executive Director
Ozark Theatre
103 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

JAlex on June 16, 2010 at 9:55 am

The latest on plans for the Ozark:

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JAlex on July 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm

The architect was the firm of Kennerly & Stiegemeyer.

spectrum on November 27, 2010 at 8:38 am

Looks like renovations are finished – it is now advertised as a 9,000 square foot sales/show space. The exterior looks great!

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