Theatre Macon

438 Cherry Street,
Macon, GA 31201

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The Ritz Theatre opened in January 1928, with seating listed at 840 seats. By 1941 it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Lucas & Jenkins. This theatre was operated by Georgia Theatre Co.

The theatre closed in the mid to late-1950’s. The building became the Hummingbird Stage & Tap Room. It is now Theatre Macon.

Contributed by Chuck

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Cajun on March 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm

I live in Macon, but grew up in Augusta so not real familar with the old movie houses here. My best recollection from visiting here back then was that it ended up as a b movie grind house before closing due to tv onslaught. Other downtown houses were Bibb, Capitol(now a bar/concert hall), and Grand(now the Grand Opera House) which has plays and concerts.

cccmoviehouses on July 1, 2012 at 12:17 am

Actually the Ritz was located at 438 Cherry Street which is across the alley from the Hummingbird (formerly The Macon Billiard Academy) Theater Macon now occupies the spot where the Ritz was located, renovated years ago.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on May 31, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Another date discrepancy with the Theatre Organ Database which lists a II/4 Robert Morton pipe organ installed at Macon’s Ritz Theatre in 1927. Maybe the theatre changed hands in 1930? Maybe the database is just wrong?

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