Ritz Theatre

100 Passaic Street,
Garfield, NJ 07026

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Listed as the Ritz Theatre and open, in the 1941 and 1951 Film Daily Yearbooks.

Any additional information on this theatre would be greatly appreciated.

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teecee
teecee on August 2, 2006 at 5:13 pm

Old movie program from 12/31/1949:

Cover:
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Inside:

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MLuterzo
MLuterzo on May 25, 2008 at 10:02 am

The Ritz theatre held a contest when they opened to get married on the stage of the theatre and all of the local businesses donated rings, the dress,home furnishings, etc. My grandfather and all of his friends entered their names as a joke, and my grandfather won! He was seeing my grandmother on the sly back then, her parents were right off the boat from italy and didn’t want her dating, but he asked her if she wanted to get married anyway and she said yes! They got msrried on the stage on June 2, 1931. I know it was in the local papers back then and I would love to see any information if anyone has any, on the contest or the wedding

adr1701
adr1701 on December 12, 2008 at 11:29 am

I am a born and raised Garfield boy of Italian descent. I used to know a Larry Luterzo … any relation? I’d love to see a photo of the Ritz when it was open … If you’d like, my email is ; Id love to hear from you.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 28, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Thanks Roger. The comment has been removed.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm

This theatre was at one time apparently called the Garfield Auditorium as that is what is engraved on the peak in the front as you can see in the street view.

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