Ritz Theatre

388 Central Avenue,
Jersey City, NJ 07307

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The Ritz Theatre was one of the two theaters on Central Avenue. It was opened by 1914 as the Hippodrome Theatre. It was renamed Ritz Theatre around 1922, when it had a seating capacity for 1,500. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros Circuit Management Corp. It operated until the 1960’s. It was located on the east side of Central Avenue near Charles Street for the Hudson City section of Jersey City.

Contributed by R Klapouchy, William

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William on February 4, 2004 at 11:12 pm

The Ritz Theatre was located at 388 Central Ave. and it seated 1454 people.

teecee on March 12, 2005 at 3:22 am

Above is confirmed via the 1951 FDY.

teecee on March 11, 2006 at 1:31 am

1942 ad, courtesy of Bill Huelbig (see middle right):
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Still listed as a Warner Bros. theatre in the 1956 FDY.

kencmcintyre on December 25, 2008 at 5:37 am

There is a photo of the Ritz on this Google site:

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on April 3, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Listed in the 1914/15 AMPD as the Hippodrome.

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