Westown Theater

15225 Wyoming Street,
Detroit, MI 48238

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The Westown Theater opened in 1936, designed in a French-Moderne hybrid by Detroit-based Charles N. Agree, and featured an unusually extravagant marquee for a neighborhood house.

The theater could seat over 2,000, and was part of the Wisper-Wetsman Theaters chain, costing nearly $250,000 to construct.

On its opening night, guests were shown footage of themselves entering the theater before the main feature, a gimmick often used for downtown palaces' opening nights, but unusual for a neighborhood theater.

The Westown Theater closed in 1964, and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 27, 2008 at 6:09 am

The Accusing Finger with Paul Kelly was released in November of 1936.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 27, 2008 at 7:09 pm

Another photo can be seen here.

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