Wesda Theatre

5201 W. 3rd Street,
Dayton, OH 45427

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Wesda Theatre

The Wesda Theatre, which stands for West Dayton, opened on January 30, 1947 and closed on January 3, 1954. It was converted into a shoe store. The building still stands today.

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SteveH on January 5, 2007 at 8:28 am

Any more information on this theatre?

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on July 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm

We got some shots of it from May 2010 on Cinematour.

dallasmovietheaters on February 8, 2021 at 3:51 am

The Wesda Theatre was a Post-War neighborhood venue completed in September of 1946 with a delayed opening due to lack of seats due to a manufacturing strike. The 476 seats finally arrived and launched with a pay-what-you-can show on January 30, 1947 by Harry Good and Raymond Unger. All proceeds went to the March of Dimes Polio Fund. Their opening film of “Three Little Girls in Blue” with June Haver. Good and Unger closed the Theatre and Fred Krimm ran it on a sublease. Good and Unger returned to the struggling Wesda venue closing it on January 3, 1954 with “Destination Gobi” supported by a Bowery Boys second feature. The operators converted the space to a shoe store.

rivest266 on June 27, 2021 at 10:35 am

Uploaded another grand opening ad. It says Westa theatre, must be a newspaper error.

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