New Ritz Theatre Pic

posted by Patrick Crowley on August 2, 2004 at 6:44 am

WELLINGTON, TX — Wes Reeves sent us a new pic of the Ritz Theatre’s latest restoration…

“Hi – a few months ago you ran a photo of the facade of the Ritz Theatre in Wellington, Texas just as were about to start roof repairs.

I’m sending another shot that shows a completely different picture. Windows have been replaced, some paint has been slapped on and the old blade sign has been returned complete with new neon.

On Friday, August 6th, we will have a block party and will light the sign. Workers will be back to finish the marquee by the end of August. This is a gift to the people of Wellington who have been so patient while we’ve been promising a restored theater.

So far we have a new roof and the interior has been cleaned. This fall we’ll get serious about rebuilding the inside. We actually have money pledged to do this from a local foundation. I think I can say the building is saved, but not completely resurrected."

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