Westwood Theatre

5956 NW 23rd Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73127

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Westwood Theatre

The Westwood Theatre opened on July 17, 1969 with Suzanne Pleshett in “If it’s Tuesday, This Must be Belgium”. It was closed in May 1988. It is now used as a church.

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ButchHart on December 3, 2006 at 7:19 am

The first newspaper ad I’ve found for the Westwood Theatre was dated May 22, 1969, and this an announcement that read “The Westwood Theatre is Coming Soon!”

seymourcox on July 16, 2010 at 11:57 am

Recent photos of the sleek Westwood Cinema can be found on Roadside Oklahoma web.

raybradley on March 23, 2011 at 9:43 pm

View of the former Westwood Cinema as a church
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CarolaV on February 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

This theater did not close in 1979 because I saw Out of Africa there and that was in 1985.

grick55 on April 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm

during the 80’s I was in the electronics business, and happened to befriend Ken Williams, who was the Manager/Projectionist of this wonderful theater. I was able to visit the projection room and viewed a number of films there. The Right Stuff, Streets of Fire and Legend(Tom Cruise) come to mind.

Cimarron on February 6, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Attended showing of “Tell them Willie Boy was Here” shortly after opening of theatre…think it was late in 1969..It was an impressive movie house.

cinema14ken on November 13, 2015 at 9:08 am

I was the Manager/Projectionist at this theater the last 8 years it was open. It opened in 1969 and closed in May 1988. Widely considered the best theater in Oklahoma City in it’s day and many big films played here. Excellent technically, equipped for 70mm and all available stereo sound formats. Good times.

kpdennis on November 13, 2015 at 11:05 am

The Westwood was in my neighborhood, but our family mainly went to drive-ins. Two films I recall seeing there – Out Of Africa and Dragnet (1987). This theatre was so much better than the neighboring MacArthur Park 4.

rivest266 on August 26, 2018 at 8:44 am

This opened on July 17th, 1969. Grand opening ad posted.

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