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Ritz Theatre

Historic Site in Greenville

A downtown icon, the Ritz Theatre was built in 1935 as the brainchild of a prominent, local attorney. At that time, the Ritz was a state-of-the-art movie house featuring the art deco style popular in the 1920s and 30s. The theatre is a one-story stucco building with a stepped roofline, it has a metal marquee and sign. During the 50s and 60s, the building was modernized by Martin Theatres, with the addition of a new, larger movie screen. By the mid 70's, the Ritz was closed for business. After ten years of abandonment, a painstaking restoration process began. Using city funds and volunteer workers, the original decor was restored. The Ritz is now used for theatre productions, pageants and concerts.

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Ritz Theatre
103 W. Commerce St.
Greenville, AL 36037
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