Westwood Theatre

3118 Harrison Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45211

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Opened in 1940 as a 900-seat, single screen theatre for Louis Wiethe, the Westwood Theatre was still open in 1950.

Later twinned, the 11,000 square foot former theatre is now a motorcycle showroom.

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Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

TLSLOEWS on March 4, 2010 at 12:46 am

Never been to Ohio.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 5, 2010 at 4:24 am

YOu have been to Ohio i know.Kentucky is right betwwen you guys . I have even been to OHIO.

TLSLOEWS on March 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Oh you World traveler you.I do,nt get out much.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm

you outta a least get to east TENN. Quite a few old Drive ins in that area. I think one outside Knoxville is still showing movies.

MTS on March 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Got my first kiss, circa 1962, in this theater. Thank you Sally Fosco wherever you are! Last visit was in 1982, saw Polanski’s “Tess.”

chader on June 21, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I worked at the Westwood from the late 1940’s thru mid 1950’s. Wiethe family sold out to S & S Amusement co in early 50’s as I recall. S & S also owned the Cheviot Theatre and the large Twin Drive In on Reading Road.

Joeallen on September 25, 2010 at 10:17 am

I used to go to the Westwood quite often. In late 1981 after coming home from the military, I got kicked out of the theater for smoking in the auditorium. I had an attitude those days, and when the usher told me to get the F out of the theater, I had no choice but to challenge him. I was banned forever. I went back a couple of months later, though. Didn’t smoke, either! I eventually quit drinking, also. What a punk I was back then. Now I am a cop getting ready to retire next year!!! God, I miss being a kid!!!

SLS on October 25, 2010 at 5:42 am

Hey this is Sally Fosco and I remember that kiss! I loved the Westwood and went there almost every weekend. It cost 25 cents to get in and another 5 cents for your box of Milk Duds. One of my favorite memories (besides the kiss) was getting up and dancing in the aisles during “Twist and Shout.” I also went to the Cheviot and remember bats flying around during the movie. The good old days, sometimes it’s hard to let go.

hanksykes on April 6, 2011 at 1:04 am

Architect for Westwood was Fred W. Stitzel out of F&W Costruction.

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