Westland Theatres

9070 Dixie Highway,
Louisville, KY 40272

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This theatre originally opened in the Westland Mall in Louisville. It had four ‘box’ style auditioriums with red being the major color theme. It always used the half sheet posters for their cases. Although a first run house, it could not get the big flicks like “The Spy Who Loved Me”, “King Kong” and “Star Wars” because National Amusements had the hold on the big films for all of Louisville at that time.

The Westland would get films National Amusements (Showcase Cinemas) didn’t bid for like “Let’s Do It Again”, “Race With the Devil” and they even played “Logan’s Run” first-run. The theatre was always clean, but projection problems included mis-spliced reels, mis-numbered reels, bad film prints with multiple splices. I even remember when they played “King Kong”, after National Amusements let go of it, the whole gate-crashing sequence was missing.

Contributed by Peter Davenport

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Scottoro on October 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Westland Mall was a misbegotten mallb built Begun around 1970 and finished a few years later, sitting half completed for at least a year. When it finally opened, it looked like Mr. Haney from Green Acres designed the floor plan. One end of the mall crazily narrowed to only about ten feet wide where it was haphazardly attached to a Consolidated Sales department store. Today, it is called Park Place and has been de-malled. It’s possible that in the back quadrant of the original space remnants of these theatres still exist.

Phil Janes
Phil Janes on January 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm

This was the same company that operated the Raceland Mall 4 theaters in an equally horrible mall on Bardstown Road Fegenbush. It’s now Bill Collins Ford. I thought it was AMC Theaters when they opened.

rivest266 on October 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Raceland 4 and Westland 4 cinemas were opened by AMC on July 18th, 1975. Grand opening ad for both in photo section.

rivest266 on October 22, 2015 at 4:57 am

Taken over by Mid-States in 1977 and by USA Cinemas in 1986 and renamed Park Place Mall Cinemas in 1989 as it is taken over by Loews. Closed in 1990 and reopened as Movie City on May 22nd, 1992. Movie City ad in photo section.

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