Westworld Cinema

355 West Street,
New York, NY 10014

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LeonNorman1814
LeonNorman1814 on May 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm

I posted two pictures from its Adult film days.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on May 22, 2014 at 1:16 am

LeonNorman1814… Try posting it to the Strand Theatre page. The Orleans was carved out of the backstage area of the old Strand, while the main house was twinned to become the RKO Cinerama I and II around the corner on Broadway. Would love to see that pic.

LeonNorman1814
LeonNorman1814 on May 21, 2014 at 12:03 pm

jea, someone should make a website for those “stories or memories? (LOL)

I went there maybe twice but have no real memories. Wanted a picture just to remember. I sure don’t remember the dark room or checking clothes (LOL) but would still love a picture. I still think that it would be nice if the chamber of commerce made all their pictures public. (I’m assuming that they must have a picture of every business but I could be completely wrong). I finally found a picture of “The Orleans Theater” on West 47th but nowhere to post it. Aaahhh Memories!

jea
jea on April 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

LeonNorman1814 = It was on the corner of West St and Clarkson. I spent countless hours there in the late 80’s. LOVED playing there, and lived to tell about it. Really miss Westworld – especially the dark “room” off the back hallway. Anyone interested in sharing stories or memories, email me at !

LeonNorman1814
LeonNorman1814 on December 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Wow, seems like a million years ago. The twist and turns of a life?! Thank you very much KenRoe for taking the time to post this ad. I truly do appreciate it.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 1, 2013 at 4:06 am

LeonNorman1814: I have added the advertisement in this pages photos section.

LeonNorman1814
LeonNorman1814 on November 30, 2013 at 12:53 pm

KenRoe, if you still have the “advertisement dated November 24, 1980 when it was known as the Westworld All Male Entertainment Center” would you consider snapping a picture with your cell phone and pasting it? Would love to have a copy of it if you’re willing.

LeonNorman1814
LeonNorman1814 on November 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I must be confusing this with another theater. I seem to remember a theater on West Side Highway but I thought it was towards the middle of the block. That would have been the mid to late 80’s so maybe I’m remembering incorrectly.

Sailor729
Sailor729 on December 2, 2012 at 11:08 am

The Original Entrance Was Where The Big Black Sign Is In This Picture. The Corner Was All Boarded. It Was Once An Old Bar…With The Dark Old Bar & Bar Room Accessable From The “Cinema”.I Loved Going There In The 80’s! “FREE JOCK STRAPS TO ALL THOSE WHO CHECK THEIR CLOTHES”! Had A Draw FULL!!

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on August 22, 2011 at 6:08 am

If you pan to the right in the streetview, there is a white, 1-story building on the corner of West Street and Clarkson Street. I presume this is the site of the old Westworld cinema. If you zoom in on the signage, there is a white sign on the facade of the building for an establishment called Westworld, advertising what appears to be a 24-hour peep-show (“25 cent” signs flank the name of the business on either side of the sign) noting “1000’s of new adult videos” as well as “magazines & more.” Not sure how old the sign is or how old the street view is, but I wonder if the old Westworld carries on with books, mags and private video booths?

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on August 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Opened in 1978 as the Westway.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SudLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SowDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6294%2C9760505

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 10, 2008 at 7:13 am

I have an advertisement dated November 24, 1980 when it was known as the Westworld All Male Entertainment Center. Open 24 hours. Featuring 4 XXX all male films (new films begin every Monday). A quote from HIM magazine states ‘It’s about time Greenwich Village had it’s own Gay Neighborhood Theatre’.