Quo Vadis Entertainment Center

7420 Wayne Road,
Westland, MI 48185

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dallasmovietheaters on May 4, 2019 at 3:57 am

Yosh Machida architectural sketch of the Quo Vadis Theatre for the Shafer Theatre Circuit in photos.

CMHurley on March 25, 2016 at 10:52 am

Sad to see the Quo Vadis gone. Grew up seeing many, many movies there. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek II and III, Beverly Hills Cop 2, the three original Star Wars films when they were re-released, just some that stick in my memory. Downstairs and in the Penthouse. Was a great movie theater.

rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 1:49 pm

February 5th 1969 plan for the rooftop theatre with picture at


rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm

June 22nd, 1966 grand opening ad in photo section.

Fredrickr on April 19, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Sadly, the Quo Vadis is no more.

lexmarks567 on October 18, 2010 at 12:39 am

National amusements needs to be shut down and taken over they have no clue how to run movie theaters

sdoerr on October 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Sadly preparation is under way to demolished this beautiful modern theater.

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lexmarks567 on March 10, 2010 at 2:04 pm

most of these links no longer work and one picture was deleted come on people if your gonna post links make sure it stays valid. Thank you national amusements for ruining another theater

TLSLOEWS on November 23, 2009 at 9:46 am

you are right Chuck1231 if the building cannot be used for something else the property it is sitting on is worth a lot itself.

TLSLOEWS on November 22, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I hate to see any theater torn down, but this place was ugly,hope I do not offend anybody who loves this place.

kencmcintyre on February 23, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Here is a 2/4/09 article from the Free Press:

NativeForestHiller on February 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Any updates? Please let me know as soon as you can. I may have some ideas that are outside of the box, if the theater is still “imminently endangered.” You can post online &/or e-mail me at Thank you!

NativeForestHiller on January 23, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Please share all that’s new. Thanks!

savetheqv on January 23, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Michigandriveins – Most certainly it does.

Michigandriveins.com on January 23, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Does the Quo still stand?

surenowinlife on April 20, 2008 at 11:18 am

I’m working with the developer to salvage what we can.

NativeForestHiller on March 25, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Please e-mail me at and I will be happy to share my thoughts this evening. I have to head back to work. Mention who you are in the subject line.

savetheqv on March 25, 2008 at 12:07 pm

By facade I’m assuming that you mean the siding? Hopefully. The only question is, donate to whom?

NativeForestHiller on March 25, 2008 at 11:59 am

Great! Perhaps the facade can be salvaged and donated as well. It can be reused, rather than feeding a landfill.

savetheqv on March 25, 2008 at 11:54 am

Oh, trust me. We will. For sure. We want to salvage as much as we can. We will try to see if we can rescue the signs.

NativeForestHiller on March 25, 2008 at 11:45 am

Please still try to encourage the developer to donate some facade elements then.

savetheqv on March 25, 2008 at 11:29 am

I made an error in my last post, the official demolition date is sometime in June according to an article published in the news paper.

NativeForestHiller, We tried to make that plea with the developer, unfortunately, it was not an economically sound deal for them.

NativeForestHiller on March 25, 2008 at 10:58 am

Salvage as much as possible at the very least, but try convincing developer to build around it or even move the building. If the theater in part or in whole is donated to a non-profit, the owner would be eligible for a tzx write-off. It’s not too late. Keep trying even when the end seems near. Good luck!

  • Michael from NY