Loew's Ritz Theatre

219 5th Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Loew's Ritz Theatre

The Ritz Theatre was opened on December 24, 1923 with Irene Rich in “Yesterday’s Wife”. Listed in a 1936 edition of the Pittsburgh Press…“There’s Always Tomorrow”…with Robert Taylor was the feature. It was renamed Loew’s Ritz Theatre on April 1, 1947. It was closed on April 24, 1954 with Roy Thompson Jr. in “Cease Fire”. Demolition began on May 1, 1954.

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kencmcintyre on July 9, 2008 at 5:34 pm

The entire 200 block of 5th Avenue, on the odd side, has been bulldozed for construction. This theater is no more.

TLSLOEWS on December 11, 2009 at 9:36 am

One of the few Loews that does not have a vertical sign.Only a small arrow sign saying Loews Ritz hanging under the marquee as seen the the pictures.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 11, 2009 at 11:16 am

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbooks in the early-1940’s as being operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

rivest266 on February 19, 2021 at 10:23 am

This was opened as Ritz by Harry Davis Enterprises Company with “Yesterday’s Wife” on December 24th, 1923. Grand opening ad posted.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on February 21, 2021 at 8:19 am

Became Loew’s Ritz on April 1st, 1947, the day after the expiration of a longtime “pooling” deal between Loew’s and Warner Theatres for the Penn, Warner, Stanley, and Ritz. The Loew’s Ritz would hold its final Warner booking, Paramount’s “My Favorite Brunette,” for three more days, and then open MGM’s “The Secret Heart,” a move-over from Loew’s Penn. For the time being at least, films opening at Loew’s Penn would be for one-week only, and then be moved to Loew’s Ritz for another week (or more, if needed).

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