Weslin Theatre

140 Lincoln Way West,
Massillon, OH 44647

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 23, 2009 at 3:12 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.”

kencmcintyre on August 13, 2009 at 2:00 am

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

kencmcintyre on September 14, 2007 at 8:23 pm

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

docharv on July 3, 2007 at 1:18 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.