Ritz Theater

1810 26th Street,
Snyder, TX 79549

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RitzĀ© Theater...Snyder Texas

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Opened as the Cozy Theater in 1928. It has been recently restored, but the vertical portion of the marquee has lit plastic panels instead of neon. This appears to have been done during the 1960’s. The marquee is very odd looking. Both vertical and horizontal portions are polished metal, with very minimal red striping. The vertical portion leans away from the building and features a pole with a large neon trimmed mace on top. Building itself is a quite basic light green concrete structure with dark green tile at street level.

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malcolmdbc39 on May 10, 2010 at 3:29 am

This theater should be listed as open. We do community theater and occasional movies.

malcolmdbc39 on May 10, 2010 at 4:34 am

This theater should have an aka name of Cozy Theater. If you do a search for Cozy Theater, you won’t find this theater.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I wonder how many one-sheets were tossed in trash by the clean up crew.Hopefully, they were smart enough not toss them in the trash.

drivein2001 on January 27, 2011 at 3:04 am

A photo I took back in 2006 can be seen here:..
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RAC Photography

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm

From Snyder a photo of the Ritz Theater prior to its restoration and a photo of the Ritz Sign after the restoration.

robhanhouston on June 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I know my memory is not gailing but there was another downtown theater that burned sometime I think in the late 1970’s I was born in snyder and used to go back and visit.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm

The streamline modern facade of the Ritz Theatre probably dates from a 1949 remodeling designed by Sweetwater, Texas, architect Don W. Smith, which was listed in the 1950 edition of Theatre Catalog. Smith also designed a theater called the Joy, at Roscoe, Texas, in 1947.

malcolmdbc39 on November 24, 2015 at 7:49 pm

We (the Ritz Theater Board) are currently having the electrical system on our sign redone. The last upgrade was in 1992.

malcolmdbc39 on February 9, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Robhanhouston—-The Palace and The Texas both burned—-not sure of the dates.

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