Westown Theater

15225 Wyoming Street,
Detroit, MI 48238

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rivest266
rivest266 on November 5, 2015 at 11:03 am

November 25th, 1936 grand opening ad in photo section.

EvanJChase
EvanJChase on January 20, 2015 at 1:03 pm

On viewing an old 1939 industrial/sales film—made by the Jam Handy company in Detroit—on Archive.org, actor James Dunn walks past and stops in front of a gorgeous old deco theatre. After some detective work, I discovered the theatre is this one—the 2000 seat Westown. The giveaway was a sign above the entrance directing patrons to park in a lot on Fenkell Avenue—obviously around the corner—also the letter “W” above the poster frame.

https://archive.org/details/1981_Face_in_the_Mirror_I_Wonder_The_M00878_00_00_55_00