Ritz Theatre

527 East Elk Avenue,
Elizabethton, TN 37643-3332

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Ritz Theater 2019

The Ritz Theatre was constructed in the 1920’s by the Thomas Construction Company. It was still operating in 1950, but later closed.

This Art Nouveau style building now serves as an office building.

Contributed by John Coursey

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JackCoursey on January 2, 2010 at 8:44 am

Here is a 2009 photo of the former Ritz Theatre.

Ripshin on June 14, 2020 at 12:53 pm

A Google satellite view shows that the theater would have been in the back of the “Birchfiel” (?) building, under a domed roof. The name “Birchfiel” is at the top of the front facade.

Googling suggests offices and residences in the building today. I wonder what is in the old theater section?

Ripshin on June 14, 2020 at 1:07 pm

I uploaded a shot from October 2019.

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