Lobbying Efforts: Original Architectural Drawings & Historical Photographs Used To Recreate Original Lobby

This photograph of the original lobby is the only one found to exist, courtesy of the Ontario Archives. When you walk through the double entrance…


Sign of the Time

Sunset Neon to Recreate Westdale Theatre 1935 Marquee by Graham Crawford, Board Member, Westdale Cinema Group It was first lit up in August of 1935.…


Unmasking The Masks

Sometimes you laugh. Sometimes you cry. But, if you’re an original 1935 carved limestone Comedy or a Tragedy mask on the front of the Westdale…


Theatres Don’t Save Themselves

The people behind the restoration of Hamilton’s Westdale Theatre see it as an urban barn raising It’s a fact theatres don’t build themselves. It’s…


Jazz Plaster

If you’ve been to the Westdale Theatre, you may have noticed the textured plaster walls throughout the theatre. I’m not referring to the pebble…


Face Saving

As many of you know, the marquee you see in front of the Westdale Theatre is not the original. Not even close. We believe the current facade was…


Building Magic on The Graham Crawford Show

We are excited to have been featured on The Graham Crawford Show podcast segment, The Cityist, this week! Graham is a dedicated member of the Board…


Our Founders

We are so thankful to the people we call our ‘Founders’ who came together to loan the Westdale Cinema Group the money necessary to acquire the…