Ritz Theatre

243 6th Street,
Las Animas, CO 81054

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The Ritz Theatre was opened prior to 1941. It had closed by the late-1950’s, but reopened in 1960.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 10, 2007 at 7:28 pm

The competition has a few photos of the Ritz as well.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 1, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Here is another 1983 photo:
http://tinyurl.com/ycka95e

Here is a more recent photo:
http://tinyurl.com/yc9vqf9

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on July 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I am sad to report that as of July 11th, 2010, the Ritz along with the historic hotel next door, have been demolished. I am told that this was done in late 2009. A group formed to try to save it but failed. Now, Las Animas’s historic downtown now has a huge, gaping hole in it…that is what they call progress!

Status Must Be Changed To “DEMOLISHED”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 12, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Dark for the ages,says it all in those pictures.Thanks for the photos and sad news,Tony.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on July 13, 2010 at 10:31 pm

It was owned and operated by a man named Don Trujillo as of 1984 (this information came from Bob Tankersley’s theater directory that year)

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 23, 2019 at 9:21 pm

Motion Picture Daily, March 24, 1960: “James and Jack McMillion, operators of the Variety Theatre, Akron, Colo., have acquired the closed Ritz Theatre, Las Animas, Colo., and will reopen it on April 15.”

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