Ritz Theatre

911 Preston Avenue,
Houston, TX 77002

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Ritz (Metro) Theater

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The former Ritz Theatre in downtown Houston was opened in 1926. It is now the Majestic Metro, a banquet hall.

Contributed by Graeme McBain, Bryan

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 5, 2005 at 9:15 am

The Ritz in Houston was located at 911 Preston Ave.

KenRoe
KenRoe on March 5, 2005 at 9:49 am

Opened in the 1920’s, the Film Daily Yearbook, 1941 gives a seating capacity of 980. It was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc under their subsidiary Will Horwitz.

icebrg
icebrg on July 26, 2005 at 5:28 pm

The Majestic Metro (formerly the Ritz Theater)
Built: 1926
Designed by: William Ward Watkin
Renovated: 1991

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 28, 2005 at 3:38 pm

From Houston PBS Productions: “Will Horwitz, a renowned showman and supporter of his community, owned and operated the Texan, Iris, Uptown, and the Ritz movie theaters. He also started the underground tunnel system to help his movie patrons avoid jaywalking tickets as they hopped from one of his theaters to the next”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 1, 2007 at 2:10 pm

This is a photo of the Majestic Metro.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 29, 2008 at 9:36 am

A 1936 photo of the Ritz can be seen here. Be sure to click on the photo to expand it.

sepiatone
sepiatone on December 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm

The Ritz Theatre opened on April 15, 1926. The premier feature was “The Fighting Buckaroo” with Buck Jones and Sally Long.

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