Restored Ritz Theater seeking photos for exterior restoration
SHEFFIELD, AL — The Ritz Theater is seeking photographs to help restore the exterior of the theatre. The interior was previously restored in 1985. This request was posted on the WAFF48news web site. If anyone has photos of the exterior in the 1940s they can be e-mailed to the TVAA website listed in the article.
Sheffield Mayor Billy Don Anderson is excited about the improvements. Anderson said, “The other monies will be used to make a pedestrian friendly plaza from the theatre to the intersection.” Needed improvements to the sidewalks, and utilities will also be added.
The Tennessee Valley Art Association wants to restore the Ritz Theatre to the way it looked in the 1940’s, but they can’t find a photograph to use as a guide. If you have a photo, please let them know. Their web site is www.tvaa.net