Ritz Theatre

117 S. Grand Avenue,
Crescent, OK 73028

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Ritz Theatre

Other than color snapshots of the Ritz Theatre not much is known about the history of the former Ritz Theatre. It was opened in 1927, and closed in 1971. The building was damaged by fire in 1978.

Contributed by Jeff Chapman

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm



If you go to the street photo it will show you the American Legion. The theater is the to the left of the Legion after the vacant lot. That’s how Google wooks sometimes??



Open 1930-1955?

More info or photos?

missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Look accross the Ritz Theatre’s Mission Revival building top and you’ll see it was built in 1927

Stanfill on February 15, 2016 at 5:31 am

The Ritz Theatre in Crescent closed in 1971. It was operated by The McConnel movie circuit a private owned company with theatres in several cities in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. The building was severely damaged by fire in about 1978. All of the equipment was destroyed and the building sat vacant for several years before being renovated and was used for another type of business. The original building was build as a Theatre by the Graff family a very prominent family of the area.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 2, 2019 at 5:21 am

Here is an item from the September 10, 1927 issue of Moving Picture World:

“CRESCENT. OKLA. — George Graff, care Crescent Milling Company, has plans by P. H. Weathers, Old Exchange Building, Oklahoma City for one-story brick theatre, 50 by 140 feet.”
The January 8, 1928 issue of The Film Daily listed the Ritz Theatre in Crescent, Oklahoma as one of the new houses in which the National Theatre Supply Company had recently installed equipment.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 2, 2019 at 10:40 pm

Architect P. H. Weathers' full name was Patrick Henry Weathers.

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