Ritz Theater Officially Begins Restoration

posted by Wes Reeves on November 26, 2003 at 10:29 am

WELLINGTON, TX — Work has officially begun on the Ritz Theater restoration in tiny Wellington, Texas. Historic Wellington Inc., which is spearheading the restoration, received $150,000 in funding from a local foundation and has contracted with an area building contractor to remove 20-plus years of debris and rebuild the damaged roof and interiors of the 1928 mission-revival theater.

The theater was featured in this report on the Preservation Online website run by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and most recently in the Amarillo Globe-News.

Plans call for reopening the theater as a community arts and culture center, complete with showings of classic and first-run films.

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