Ritz Theatre

908 Court Avenue,
Chariton, IA 50049

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Ritz Theatre

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The Ritz Theatre was opened in 1928.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on October 10, 2008 at 5:26 am

This is from the Chariton Chamber of Commerce site in April:

CONGRATULATIONS! To Dave and Connie Hendricks and the Connecticut Yankee Pedaller, on their recent building remodeling project. The Chamber Ambassadors helped the store celebrate with a ribbon cutting on April 4th. If you haven’t checked out the huge selection of bikes, exercise equipment and Lyrix wireless services, make it a point to stop by Connecticut Yankee Pedaller and see what Dave has done with the old Ritz Theatre building. And if your Chamber member business is moving into a new facility, adding on or remodeling an existing facility, or changing ownership, we’d be happy to come and help you celebrate as well. Just give Evelyn a call at the Chamber office.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 14, 2014 at 7:42 pm

The “Better Theatres” section of Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World of April 14, 1928, had two photos of the Ritz Theatre in Chariton, Iowa. Aside from the loss of a decorative parapet, the building appears to have changed little since then. The Ritz was designed by a local architect, William L. Perkins.

Another photo of the Ritz and a brief article appear on this page of the same magazine.

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