Ritz Theatre

Town Square,
Altus, OK 73521

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Since there is little available information on the Ritz Theatre we’ll have to let vintage photographs tell the story of this desert town cinema.

Contributed by Cactus Jack

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seymourcox
seymourcox on August 15, 2007 at 3:51 am

And these photos do tell a story. Was this originally the 1906 Howell Theatre? You decide by typing in word “ritz”, then hit enter …
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raybradley
raybradley on May 29, 2009 at 12:38 am

Link with classic exterior & interior shots of the old Ritz Building (theatre probably did open 1906?) -
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 6, 2010 at 1:09 am

The Ritz was playing in 1950 “"SWAMP WATER” with" MUMMY’S TOMB" next,

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 10, 2011 at 10:23 am

The Ritz Theatre of Altus was mentioned in Boxoffice as late as September 4, 1961, when the house was being operated by Bill and Viola Cleverdon. The Cleverdons were also operating a Ritz Theatre at Eldorado, Oklahoma.

raybradley
raybradley on March 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

This is what the old Ritz Theatre looks like today,
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