Ritz Theatre

1348 Lincoln Avenue,
Calistoga, CA 94515

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Ritz Theater

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The Ritz Theatre was opened June 23, 1939. Later renamed Circle H Theatre, it was gutted by fire on April 21, 1976.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on February 3, 2006 at 4:42 pm

My wife and I will be in Calistoga in a few weeks. I know the theater is gone, but I will see what stands in its place.

kencmcintyre on November 27, 2006 at 8:11 am

The address is 1348 Lincoln. A few years ago, the building was being used as a banquet hall. It’s currently being renovated, with the future occupants unknown.

kencmcintyre on November 25, 2007 at 11:48 pm

This may be the theater in the twenties. The location is about right, and there appear to be movie posters in the window:

LBorg on February 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm

My Uncle, Lawrence Borg, purchased this theatre in 1940, and in 1941, he sold half interest to his business manager Mr. Tom C. Malloy.

Lawrence Borg, had founded L.B. Industries, INC., a California Corporation, and was sole owner and president of this company , which acquired in 1940 the Ritz Theatre in Calistoga, California. One half of this interest was sold in the following year to his business manager Thomas C. Malloy, Jr., with whom he was associated after 1930. in 1950 Borg built and became operator of the Studio Theatre, San Jose, California, of which he was sole owner until the time of his death. (Sold by Borg Family Trust in 1990 Appx).
He also founded in 1943 as was the sole owner and president until his death of Hollywood Property, Inc., for the purchase of real estate in Hollywood and ohter California ciies. Through the years he acquired centrally located, downtown business property in such California cities as Salinas, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Burlingame, San Francisco, Napa, Calistoga, Hollywood, and Balboa Island.

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