Ritz Theater

1528 Newcastle Street,
Brunswick, GA

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Ritz Theater

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Built as the Grand Opera House and located within the Old Town Brunswick National Register Historic District, the theater was originally built for the legitimate stage.

Later, however, it became a theater for vaudeville, and in the 1930s, the Opera House was converted into a movie palace. After a marquee and vertical sign were added, it became known as the Ritz.

The City of Brunswick purchased the Ritz in 1980. The theater has been under the management of the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association since 1989.

Contributed by Mike Geater

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William
William on December 5, 2003 at 4:25 pm

The Ritz Theatre is located at 1528 Newcastle Street and it seated 782 people.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 4, 2007 at 7:47 am

This is a recent photo of the Ritz Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 6, 2007 at 7:53 pm

Here is a more recent photo of the Ritz Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 22, 2008 at 8:51 am

Another photo of the Ritz can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 28, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Here is another 2009 photo.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on February 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Here are my December 2010 pictures of the Ritz. It’s a beautiful building. I only wish that they could’ve kept the old marquee, visible in the 1983 picture.

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