Ritz Theatre

107 Broadway,
Newburgh, NY 12550

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Lynda on January 12, 2006 at 10:32 am

I am desperately seeking interior photos of the Ritz theatre, like the ones that Warren posted some time ago. Safe Harbors of the Hudson (owners of the property since 2003) is fundraising for a complete restoration of the theatre. This will be a major plus for the City of Newburgh (once known as “the Jewel of the Hudson” which is back from the brink and transitioning nicely, albeit slowly toward a total comeback. Opera Company of the Highlands & The Newburgh Symphony Orchestra are hoping to be based at the Ritz someday. The photos will be used in a short video piece that will be sent to prospective donors with fundraising literature. We appreciate any help in tracking down photos, and would be willing to pay for them.

ERD on January 7, 2006 at 10:43 am

I attended the Ritz theatre back in 1966 when I was working as a counselor in a summer camp in the area. A revival of Disney’s “BAMBI” was featured. The manager was very nice. When I told him I was interested in theatres, he took my girlfriend and me back stage during the intermission, and then showed me the dressing rooms and old pictures of performers who appeared there.

RobertR on October 17, 2005 at 2:11 pm

I find a listing in 1982 for a theatre in Newburgh called the Mid Valley Twin. Was it another name for this theatre?
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OldNewYork on March 16, 2005 at 3:57 pm

Scenes for the new Gus Van Sant movie were filmed at the old Ritz Theatre in May of 2004. The film is titled ‘Last Days’. The interior of the old stage space was used as well as the rear entrance to the Theatre.