Ritz Theatre

927 NW Second Avenue,
Miami, FL 33136

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rivest266 on October 16, 2011 at 10:07 am

This was owned by Wometco. Their Afro-American theatres did not appear in the Wometco listings.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 10, 2009 at 5:39 pm

The Ritz was opened as a “negro house” servicing the mixed nationality black residents of Overtown, once known as Coloredtown.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 30, 2009 at 6:32 pm

This short video on the music history of Overtown features a rare, albeit fuzzy, nightime view of the Ritz.

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 4, 2008 at 3:27 pm

The Ritz was already operating in 1934 and shut down in 1964.

kencmcintyre on August 2, 2008 at 11:08 am

This is the building as seen on Google maps. At the time the photo was taken the building did not appear to be in use: