West Theatre

1017 W. Wooster Road,
Barberton, OH 44203

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West Theatre (Official)

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Functions: Movies, Storage

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 234.525.5045

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West Theatre

The West Theatre was opened August 22, 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 2010, and the basement of the theatre was used for storage. It was reopened in January 2017 as a repertory cinema with some live performances.

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MarqueeMan on January 18, 2006 at 9:43 am

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 on September 12, 2011 at 7:22 am

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

imatec on October 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm

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

lilturtle on February 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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.

rivest266 on April 23, 2016 at 8:19 am

This opened on August 22nd, 1947. Its grand opening ad is in the photo section.

The_West_Theater on June 4, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Yes, re-opened and having a blast. Schedule is available on our website; http://thewsttheater.com

imatec on October 29, 2017 at 10:28 am

The previous post was the manager and he trademarked “the west theater” and that trademark belongs to a company that is closed. The theater shown in the video belongs to me and is now open under westtheaterbarberton.com

imatec on October 30, 2017 at 8:58 am

West Theater is now open under West Theater entertainment center. 234 525 5045

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