Cinema West

Louisville, KY 40202

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The Westend Theatre was opened January 24, 1952, and was showing sub-run double features, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal of April 17, 1960. At that time it evidently played the same double feature as the Cozy Theatre, according to their shared advertisement.

It was renamed Cinema West on October 11, 1972.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 17, 2008 at 11:47 pm

Opened on January 24, 1952, according to the February 2nd issue of Boxoffice Magazine that year. It was described as being on the south side of Broadway between 33rd and 34th Streets, but the exact address was not given. Total seating capacity of main floor and balcony was given as “approximately 1750.” The architects were Walter C. Wagner and Joseph H. Potts. The theatre was owned by M. Switow & Sons, described as a company operating “…approximately 24 indoor and outdoor theatres….” in the region.

crackedactor on May 9, 2010 at 7:57 am

Please, any photos? It was renamed Cinema West (I think) in the 70’s.

crackedactor on June 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Apparently not one photo exists of this theater. This just kills me.

crackedactor on December 6, 2011 at 7:26 am

Woohoo! 4 pictures uploaded!!

rivest266 on October 18, 2015 at 8:13 am

January 24th, 1952 grand opening ad in photo section.

rivest266 on October 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Reopened as Cinema West on October 11th, 1972. grand opening ad in photo section.

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