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Westwood Movie Theatre

Toronto, Ontario

Location Owner thefishingnut
Creation Date Aug 26 2009
Status Being Demolished
Category Recreational
Location Toronto, Ontario
Site number #804

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(a)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(a)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(a)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(a)t get the location from Google Maps due to the fact that Google Maps doesn(a)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. Hazards: 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.

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IDUE This location has been completely levelled.
Nov 25 2013
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superss I have heard it has been demolished. Who got the giant letters?
Jul 22 2013
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NikiFM I saw my first movie here too...ninja turtles haha with my grandma. Brings back so many great memories
Jun 09 2013
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Unknown User dead raccoon there and the basement is flooded, you need some swim suit or fishing gear to get far in
Apr 25 2013
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Unknown User 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
Apr 12 2013
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Unknown User Bring flashlights
Feb 01 2013
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superss 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.
Dec 13 2012
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Unknown User @densing - I have a bunch of photos....looking for them...I checked the place out in July 2010. The front door was just sitting open....cool place
Dec 12 2012
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Evman It's a cool place but very difficult to get into.
Dec 11 2012
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TheGirlNextDoor Nice find! Excited to see more!
Dec 10 2012
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densing This place looks very promising! Any more photos? Was it was recent trip?
Dec 10 2012
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ann_faith the last movie played here was titanic and the last movie ever played at the old cinemas in woodstock was titanic aswell. interesting. its too bad you cant actually get into the old cinemas...would have been nice to take that trip down memory lane
May 16 2012
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syd71 ahhhh the good ol' Westwood, I spent many a night sneaking in to it to watch movie's, the back door was always un-locked.
Feb 18 2010