Weslin Theatre

140 Lincoln Way West,
Massillon, OH 44647

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The Weslin Theatre was opened in late-1939 or early-1940.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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docharv on July 3, 2007 at 12:18 am

Attended often as a child growing up in Massillon. However, it was always considered the secondary theatre in our small town. The Lincoln See post at here further east on Lincoln Way by maybe ½ mile was closer to the Library/Museum and what was considered the “better part of town.” Thus the name WESLIN for West Lincoln. As I recall, the Weslin did not get the best first run movies. But it was a great place to go for the “B” flicks and the serials.

kencmcintyre on September 14, 2007 at 7:23 pm

The Skirball Investment Co. ran the Weslin in the early eighties, along with the Stark Drive-In in Massillon.

kencmcintyre on August 13, 2009 at 1:00 am

Here is a June 1942 ad from the Massillon Evening Independent:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 23, 2009 at 2:12 am

The Weslin must be the unnamed theater mentioned in a June 24, 1939, Boxoffice article that said: “William N. Skirball will build an 800-seat house in Massillon according to plans by Architect John Eberson of New York. Located on Lincoln Way, the theatre will have the newest type of equipment throughout.”

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