Ritz Theatre

534 Spring Street,
Danville, VA 24541

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Ritz Theater

The Ritz Theater was a post-WWII all black theater in Danville, VA. One of only two such establishments, the other being the Hippodrome (1920’s-1932), owned and operated by the black community in Danville. The Ritz Theatre was a very plain building erected in 1946 according to City records and operated through most of the 1950’s.

At present the Ritz Theater building serves as the home of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith. Many of the display windows are still intact and the front of the building still has the outline of the old ticket booth and markings of where the marquee use to be.

Contributed by Jonathan Hackworth
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