Ritz Theatre

108 N. Commerce Street,
Gainesville, TX 76240

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DonLewis
DonLewis on June 27, 2009 at 4:41 am

A view of the Ritz Theatre from the late 1930s.

Mildew
Mildew on October 10, 2007 at 7:13 am

The Ritz Theater opened with a magnificent celebration October, 2, 1937, at 108 North Commerce.
Gainsville Pioneer A. V. Wade who was operating the Texan,and Plaza
noted seating capacity at the Ritz was 300.
The theater had the location for one of the citys earliest theaters,
Liberty, which had been opened in September, 1917, by R. C. Carson.
The Liberty closed after about 3 seasons in 1920.
The Ritz was very popular during its 11 years in operation, but the
times were changing by 1948, bringing about the end for the Ritz.
The theater has been mostly forgotten, except by a few who treasure
its historic part for the city of Gainsville.
Billy Holcomb Denison, Texas

raybradley
raybradley on October 8, 2007 at 5:57 pm

Vintage photos of the exterior & interior can be seen by typing in name “Ritz”,
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