Quo Vadis Entertainment Center
The Quo Vadis Entertainment Center (also known as the Quo Vadis or the Penthouse Theater) was a movie theater in Westland, Michigan. The shuttered theater had remained closed to the public since its closure in 2002 and demolition equipment was delivered on March 8, 2011. Demolition began in March, 2011 and was completed by June 2011.
The Quo Vadis Entertainment Center was the fruit of Martin and Charlie Shafer's hard work and determination to build a movie palace. The structure was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, most well known for designing the World Trade Center. The Quo Vadis Entertainment Center opened in 1966. Its outside features a very Modernistic appearance while its interior once featured a very Romanistic design. The Quo Vadis was often regarded as a Movie Palace for its plush environment and cocktail lounge. It was one of the first cinemas to offer cocktail drinks to its patrons and was well known for its "Over 21 Club" cocktail lounge on the second floor. The Quo Vadis also offered patrons of the "Over 21 Club" headphones to watch movies at the (formerly adjacent) Algiers Drive-In through a "picture window wall". The Algiers Drive-In was demolished in 1985 to make way for a shopping center. 
Closure, Present and Future
In late 2007, a group called "The Quo Vadis Preservation Foundation" was created to try to save the theater and preserve/reopen the building with a practical application. However, final demolition was completed in June, 2011. The property is now a vacant lot.
- "The Quo Vadis Preservation Foundation Homepage". Archived from the original on 2009-02-07.
- Cinema Treasures page on the Quo Vadis
- Cinema Treasures Article on the effort to save the Quo Vadis
- Water Winter Wonderland page on the Quo Vadis