Ritz Theater may become a dinner theater and events showplace

posted by CSWalczak on September 13, 2010 at 7:40 am

ESCONDIDO, CA — Closed for a decade, the Ritz Theater may have another life as a cabaret dinner theater and special events venue if a proposal in front of the City Council is adopted and parking concerns resolved. The theater opened in 1938 and has had several names over the years.

The Boroughs also had planned to remodel and re-open the cinema when they bought it in 2003, but those plans never materialized.

Maguire said Monday that the key to reviving the cinema, which opened in 1937, is coming up with a more ambitious approach to operating it.

“The place has been unprofitable for so long that you don’t really know what will work,” Maguire said. “So our plan is to blend the old with the new.”

There is more detail in the North County Times.

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