Westwood I & II

3118 Harrison Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45211

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hanksykes on April 5, 2011 at 5:04 pm

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

SLS on October 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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.

Joeallen on September 25, 2010 at 2:17 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!!!

chader on June 21, 2010 at 12:17 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.

MTS on March 10, 2010 at 7:59 am

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.”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 5, 2010 at 3:08 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.

TLSLOEWS on March 5, 2010 at 8:40 am

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

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

TLSLOEWS on March 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Never been to Ohio.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 3, 2010 at 4:17 pm

TSLOEWS,I know so much about your theatres. I mean you worked for LOEWS and not that far from Ohio.

TLSLOEWS on March 3, 2010 at 4:14 pm

How do you know that Mike?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Well,this LOEWS THEATRE was playing “DIRTY MARY and CRAZY LARRY ” in theatre one.with “BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID” in theatre two. Both rated PG. Theatre one shows are 7:30 and 9:10 with Theatre Two showings at 7 and 9.

TLSLOEWS on March 3, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Another LOEWS house.

richjr37 on July 14, 2009 at 10:49 pm

“The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea”,with Kris Kristofferson,played here exclusively in 1976 when this theatre was run by Loews.

hanksykes on February 4, 2008 at 3:59 pm

This is another cinema constructed by F&Y out of Columbus, Ohio . Checkout another of Weithe’s theatres in Cincinnati called the Valley on Reading Road.

hanksykes on April 10, 2007 at 12:48 pm

The Westwood Th. was built by Louis Wiethe in 1940 as a single screen and only one of his string of 13 theater chain which were in Ohio and Kentucky. Wiethe was born in Westwood a suburb of Cincinnati in 1910.

Joeallen on October 26, 2004 at 2:54 am

The Westwood was not always a twin. It became that in the early ‘70s, around the time “Blazing Saddles” came out. It ran 2nd run features until it closed. In 1981, I got banned from the Westwood for smoking in the auditorium (what a punk I was). I was told not to come back. But, I did. As of this date (10/26/04), the old Westwood is a motorcycle shop. I live just a few blocks from there. And, I miss all of the old neighborhood theatres.