Western Plaza Theater

3655 Warsaw Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45205

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A neighborhood theater that was located in Price Hill, Cincinnati.

Contributed by David Hamilton

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bobbythebeast
bobbythebeast on June 23, 2007 at 1:26 pm

My wife has advised me, as well as a number of other local residents, that the Western Plaza was open well into the 60’s, so it couldn’t have closed permanently in 1950. She recalls seeing movies there around 1960 and 1961.

meheuck
meheuck on May 10, 2008 at 6:51 am

According to the book STEPPING OUT IN CINCINNATI, the theatre was demolished in 1965.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 18, 2008 at 5:13 pm

The Western Plaza is listed as open in 1951 with 700 seats.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 4, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Listed at 3641 Warsaw in the 1961 city directory.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 4, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Screens should be one.

edwardscott
edwardscott on January 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

Who owned the western plaza theatre?

Ed J

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 13, 2010 at 7:41 am

The owners and operators of the Western Plaza throughout its history were apparently Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Weinig. The earliest mention I’ve found of the house in the trade journal Boxoffice is an item from 1942, and M. Weinig was mentioned in it, but a 1965 item about the closing implies that the Weinigs built the place.

The item in the Cincinnati news column of Boxoffice, December 6, 1965, says this: “Western Plaza, long a local theatre landmark, was closed by Mrs. M. M. Weinig. The Weinigs were among the pioneer exhibitors and Western Plaza was one of the early leading suburban houses. The theatre is to be torn down, the property having been bought in an expansion move by the Kroger Co.”

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