Ritz Theatre

200 N. Sturgeon Street,
Montgomery City, MO 63361

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The Opera House was showing silent films by 1917. The name was changed to the Ritz Theatre in 1932. The theatre seated 350 and was closed on May 28, 1960.

Contributed by Chris1982

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SethG on July 24, 2019 at 1:36 am

The opera house is already shown with film equipment on the 1917 Sanborn. The projection was from an iron-clad wooden box at the rear of the second floor building, with stage and scenery on the front (Sturgeon St) side. Ground floor occupants were a hardware store on the north side, and the post office on the south. The lot is empty on the 1909 map, and current usage is a Masonic Lodge and a laundromat.

SethG on July 26, 2019 at 8:42 pm

The address is wrong. Should be 200-202. 209 is a narrow one-story building, which was used as stores, and is now a restaurant.

MichaelKilgore on August 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm

“The Ritz Theatre, owned by Otto Ingwersen, ceased operations after its show the night of May 28. It is unknown when the theatre will resume.” — Boxoffice, June 13, 1960

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