Ritz Theater

Main Street,
Starke, FL 32091

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Ritz Theater...Starke Florida

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The Ritz Theater was operating prior to 1941, and was still open in 1943. It had gone from listings by 1950.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on October 21, 2010 at 7:13 am

Open ~1935-~1945? Your welcome to verify the exact dates.

Need an address, more info and photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 24, 2013 at 9:24 am

There is no Main Street in Starke. If you compare the photo of the Ritz above with this photo of the Florida Theatre, you can see that the Florida was built right next door to the Ritz. The Florida is at 101 W. Call, so the Ritz was probably at 103 or 105, depending on how fast the numbers climb in Starke.

The Florida Theatre is now a twin theater. I don’t know if its own auditorium was split or if it took over the auditorium of the Ritz for its second screen. The front of the Ritz building had an office in it when Google’s camera car went by in 2011, but there’s no indication from Street View how deep the office was. The auditorium might still be intact and part of the Florida Twin, or it might not be. Somebody who has been to the theater will have to let us know.

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