New User Registration
Password: Remember Me:

Ontario Abandoned Places

An online community for urban explorers
Location Database
Search Locations

User Search

Westwood Movie Theatre

Ontario : Toronto
Location #804

Location Owner:thefishingnut
Creation Date: 8/26/2009
Last Updated: 6/17/2013

The Westwood Opened in 1951 originally with only one screen and was operated by 20th Century Theatres.

In 1968 they added on an addition to the east side of the building and they added a second screen.

In 1980 the large original screen was divided down the middle and became Westwood theatre 2 & theatre 3 and the former Cinema became theatre 1

Famous Players took over in the late 1980's

The theatre closed April 1998

The last movie shown at the theatre was "Titanic" which is rather ironic if you ask me

in 2003 The theatre was used in the filming of the movie "Resident Evil II"

I've heard rumours of the theatre being tore down for a new Ontario courthouse.


According to torgurl124:

This is a movie theatre no longer in use, it closed down in 1998. Just this past September I was able to drive into the parking lot and get some close up pictures but now there are cinder blocks that block the entrances into the theatre.

It is due to be destroyed to make way for a new courthouse. There is a police station practically next door, so I would be careful when visiting. There are no signs that say do not enter but you never know.

There is no way to enter the building but when I was there, there were a pile of newspapers that were delivered there, kinda eerie since it's been closed since 1998.

I only had my iPhone with me to take pictures but I think they turned out well.

Sorry I couldn't get the location from Google Maps due to the fact that Google Maps doesn't go to this area. It is located at Kipling Ave and Bloor Street West.


From IDUE:

The Westwood theatre was opened in 1952, and closed in 1998.

The theatre has been boarded up for a long time, and has been used as a makeshift homeless cat shelter, you can see the rubber-maid containers and cat food littered around the back. In the 2004 movie "Resident Evil Apocalypse" the theatre can be seen when a creature shoots a rocket at it.

The theatre is flooding, and pumps can be heard inside working to pull the water out. All of the seats and equipment have been removed, but there is a network of extension cords leading to halogen lamps and a large generator in the front lobby.


high water depending on the weather, the air is mildewy, recommend some form of breathing protection

No natural light, bring flashlights, and don't forget the extra batteries.

Feral Cats: We didn't see any in the building, but they're all around and their prints are in the mud indoors.

Abandoned houses may be dangerous! Read the LEGAL DISCLAIMER.
Always obtain permission before entering someone else's property. To request this location be removed, Click Here.

June 2013
Westwood Movie Theatre
Created on:6/17/2013
Created by: DARKMAN
7 photos
Westwood April 25
Westwood Movie Theatre
Created on:4/25/2013
Created by: IDUE
5 photos
April, 18,2013
Westwood Movie Theatre
Created on:4/20/2013
Created by: Sneak
1 photos
Westwood Theatre - Aug 2012
Westwood Movie Theatre
Created on:4/11/2013
Created by: gandalfthegrey
5 photos
Westwood Cinemas
Westwood Movie Theatre
Created on:12/10/2012
Created by: Dunkus42
3 photos
Westwood Theatre
Westwood Movie Theatre
Created on:1/24/2011
Created by: torgurl124
4 photos
Westwood Movie Theatre
Created on:6/30/2010
Created by: thefishingnut
22 photos


Status: Being Demolished
Category: Recreational



View map
Who Viewed
Create Photo Gallery
Edit Location

None listed
We do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of this information or for liability should you injure yourself.
Maps are only shown to logged in members. Google Maps is no longer free.

IDUE says:
11/25/2013 1:56:34 PM

This location has been completely levelled.

superss says:
7/22/2013 1:56:13 PM

I have heard it has been demolished. Who got the giant letters?

NikiFM says:
6/9/2013 3:56:22 PM

I saw my first movie here turtles haha with my grandma. Brings back so many great memories

Sneak says:
4/25/2013 4:17:55 PM

dead raccoon there and the basement is flooded, you need some swim suit or fishing gear to get far in

Sneak says:
4/12/2013 8:10:05 AM

Went there yesterday, I didn't bring a camera thinking I wouldn't get in, but it was easy, had lots of fun and my friends got scared

Sneak says:
2/1/2013 1:51:10 PM

Bring flashlights

superss says:
12/13/2012 6:55:18 PM

Unbelievable that this place still exists. One of my first memories was seeing Mary Poppins there back on the 60's. I have heard they will be building a courthouse there. The area has been infested with condos & it looks like a prime candidate.

Dunkus42 says:
12/12/2012 8:52:52 AM

@densing - I have a bunch of photos....looking for them...I checked the place out in July 2010. The front door was just sitting place

Show All comments

On 6/19/2017 12:15:19 PM user Motleykiwi changed the following: security settings,
On 7/22/2013 1:54:58 PM user Evman changed the following: location status,
On 6/17/2013 10:26:59 PM user DARKMAN uploaded photos : urbex etobicoke-4176-2SML / urbex etobicoke-4177SMLG. / urbex etobicoke-4179SMLG. / urbex etobicoke-4182SMLG. / urbex etobicoke-4188SMLG. / urbex etobicoke-4189SMLG. / urbex etobicoke-4191SMLG. / to SID: 6172013192527
On 6/17/2013 8:25:35 PM user DARKMAN created gallery : June 2013

Talking Walls Photography