3422 N. Illinois Street,
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Opened as the Ritz Theatre on February 22, 1927 with seating listed at 1,400. The architect for the Ritz was George V. Bedall.
The theatre had a 2 Manual Geneva organ. For many years the theatre was one of the leading movie houses in Indianapolis. It became known as the Northside Theatre in August of 1958 through June of 1970.
In 1962 movies became a thing of the past when burlesque moved in. Burlesque was short-lived though when the strippers and management were hauled off to court.
In June of 1970 it was remodeled and all the seats were removed to become a rock concert venue. In January of 1972 the name was changed back to the Ritz Theatre and continued on with an attempt to keep the rock concerts going but that failed and the Ritz Theatre closed in the latter part of 1972.
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