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Theater Thursday: Westwood

This week’s feature in our Theater Thursday series takes us to Westwood, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1945. Did you ever attend a movie at this theater ? If so, please share your memories with us.

Theater at Westwood, California, 1945.

Theater at Westwood, California, 1945.

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One Response to “Theater Thursday: Westwood”

  1. David Steinmeier says:

    As a young child growing up in Westwood between 1950 and 1955, I can remember going to the Saturday matinee. I will never forget watching the newsreel about national and international events, followed by a Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck cartoon and then watching the main feature. Westerns by Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, were the beloved movie fare of the day. It only cost a quarter to attend the matinee.

    To get to the theater, my brothers and our friends would take the alley behind our house on Cedar Street and go south until we reached the last house next to the theater. We would then cut through the narrow space between the house and theater, exiting at the front of the theater. This special passage seemed more adventurous compared to walking to the end of the alley, making a left turn and then walking to the front of the theater!

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