West Theatre

1017 Wooster Road W,
Barberton, OH 44203

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The West Theatre was opened in 1947. It was in operation showing second run movies until it closed in 2008, and briefly became a concert venue. Taken over by a church, they had moved out by 2011, and the basement of the theatre is used for storage.

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MarqueeMan
MarqueeMan on January 18, 2006 at 5:43 pm

The West Theatre opened in August, 1947. The manager was Vincent H. Lauter and the owner was the American Slovene Corporation, a group of residents of the city. The building has a 105 foot frontage on Wooster Road, West and 135 foot deep along 21st Street. The parking lot at the rear of the building holds 70 to 80 cars. The building had a basement that included an arcade of 11 shops/stores, accessable from the front or rear of the building. The theatre was fully airconditioned. This writer worked at the theatre and recalls showing the movie “The Thing” with special green lettering on the marquee. Exact number of seats unknown, but probably around 400. The theatre was in full operation during my last visit (2005)to the city.

tradesman1400
tradesman1400 on September 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm

The West has been closed for about a year. The church moved on.

imatec
imatec on October 19, 2012 at 5:02 am

I just bought it in June. The basement is converted to inside mini storage.

lilturtle
lilturtle on February 21, 2013 at 12:35 am

I loved visiting my grandfather here when I was little. Unfortunately I didn’t realize he was even selling until it was too late. I would have loved to have ran it. I have a lot of fond memories of this place. I would love to see this place restored.

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