Westwood I & II

3118 Harrison Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45211

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Additional Info

Architects: Fred W. Stitzel

Firms: F & Y Building Service

Functions: Retail

Styles: Art Deco, Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Westwood Theatre

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Opened in 1940 as a 900-seat, single screen theatre for Louis Wiethe, the Westwood Theatre was still open in 1950.

It was twinned in February 1971 with seating for 300 & 350. The 11,000 square foot former theatre is now a motorcycle showroom.

Contributed by Ray Martinez

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

TLSLOEWS on March 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Never been to Ohio.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

YOu have been to Ohio i know.Kentucky is right betwwen you guys . I have even been to OHIO.

TLSLOEWS on March 5, 2010 at 8:40 am

Oh you World traveler you.I do,nt get out much.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

you outta a least get to east TENN. Quite a few old Drive ins in that area. I think one outside Knoxville is still showing movies.

MTS on March 10, 2010 at 7:59 am

Got my first kiss, circa 1962, in this theater. Thank you Sally Fosco wherever you are! Last visit was in 1982, saw Polanski’s “Tess.”

carl Hader
carl Hader on June 21, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I worked at the Westwood from the late 1940’s thru mid 1950’s. Wiethe family sold out to S & S Amusement co in early 50’s as I recall. S & S also owned the Cheviot Theatre and the large Twin Drive In on Reading Road.

Joeallen on September 25, 2010 at 2:17 am

I used to go to the Westwood quite often. In late 1981 after coming home from the military, I got kicked out of the theater for smoking in the auditorium. I had an attitude those days, and when the usher told me to get the F out of the theater, I had no choice but to challenge him. I was banned forever. I went back a couple of months later, though. Didn’t smoke, either! I eventually quit drinking, also. What a punk I was back then. Now I am a cop getting ready to retire next year!!! God, I miss being a kid!!!

SLS on October 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Hey this is Sally Fosco and I remember that kiss! I loved the Westwood and went there almost every weekend. It cost 25 cents to get in and another 5 cents for your box of Milk Duds. One of my favorite memories (besides the kiss) was getting up and dancing in the aisles during “Twist and Shout.” I also went to the Cheviot and remember bats flying around during the movie. The good old days, sometimes it’s hard to let go.

hanksykes on April 5, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Architect for Westwood was Fred W. Stitzel out of F&W Costruction.

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