Wondering about The Westwood

. March 6, 2017.
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At 1602 W. Sylvania Ave., near the corner of Jackman Rd., sits a historical theater built in 1926. On the outside, the Westwood Theatre is an eyesore with crumbling brick and peeling paint.

On the inside? A Twin Peaks fantasy accented with deep red velvet— or so the photos show.

Photo Credit: The Journal of Adult Theaters.

Photo Credit: The Journal of Adult Theaters.

These days, few enter the Westwood. And even fewer admit to it. The space has served as a porn theater, a “play club” and host of other erotic activities for nearly 30 years.

An ad from March, 1981. Credit: toledohistorybox.com

An ad from March, 1981. Credit: toledohistorybox.com

Currently closed, the last comment on the Westwood Art Theatre & Video’s inactive Facebook page from was three years ago; a bold Toledoan asks “just wondering why are the glory holes taped over now…?”

The Sylvania Avenue Neighbors are hosting a community meeting for “Reinvisioning The Westwood Theater“. Share your thoughts during the meeting.

2-5pm. Saturday, March 11.
West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 W. Sylvania Ave.,
419-259-5290. 
facebook.com/SANeighbors Free

  • gawfour

    I am super excited about this meeting coming up!

  • Michelle Smith Glanville

    The meeting location has been changed to Augsburg Church to accommodate the number of people expected to attend.