Ritz Theatre

110 North Broadway,
Hugo, OK 74743

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1946 LIFE Magazine photo with Buster Crabbe's

Primarily a venue for B-Westerns and similar films, the Ritz was owned and operated by the Oklahoma City based multi-theatre operator Griffith Amusement Co., which was later known as Video Independent Theatres, Inc. Locals will remember the location of the Ritz as Ralph’s Barber Shop until several years ago. Just recently the frame of the screen was removed during building remodeling. Although it was the only part of the theatre to survive, it had continued to exist since the theatre closed in the mid-1950s.

Contributed by Lindy Loftin

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Okie on July 15, 2006 at 2:08 pm

This 1924 map of downtown Huge pinpoints the location of two early day movie houses, lot 110-Ritz, lot 117-Erie,
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seymourcox on August 26, 2007 at 7:26 pm

Below can be found vintage exterior and interior photographs of the Ritz Theatre. Type in word “ritz” to view images …
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raybradley on July 2, 2009 at 10:25 am

Hugo was once known as Circus City, U.S.A, since it was headquarters to five different circuses.
In this small town is a most unique cemetery called Showmens Rest, final resting place for many a circus performer. These sites tell more –
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missmelbatoast on August 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm

In this LIFE 1946 image the Ritz can be spotted in far background;
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seymourcox on July 14, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Talk about an “Old West” style movie house, the Ritz was it, as these antique pictures reveal;

missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 11:49 am

Here is the old Ritz today
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DavidZornig on January 10, 2015 at 10:58 am

Just added the 1946 LIFE Magazine photo with Buster Crabbe’s “Terrors On Horseback” on the Ritz marquee. The front parapet wall has been removed in the current photos.

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