Ritz Theater

1810 26th Street,
Snyder, TX 79549

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malcolmdbc39 on February 9, 2016 at 1:33 pm

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

malcolmdbc39 on November 24, 2015 at 11:49 am

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2012 at 6:28 am

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.

robhanhouston on June 30, 2011 at 1:37 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.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm

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

drivein2001 on January 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm

A photo I took back in 2006 can be seen here:..
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 22, 2010 at 5:53 am

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.

malcolmdbc39 on May 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

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

malcolmdbc39 on May 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm

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

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 31, 2009 at 8:36 pm

A image from 1989 of the Ritz Theater in Snyder.

TheaterOwner01 on August 23, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Any news as to if its for sale? and whom to contact, thanks

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 1, 2008 at 9:56 pm

A 1990 photo of the Ritz Theater in Snyder before its renovation.

kencmcintyre on August 29, 2007 at 5:25 pm

In 1963, the Ritz was operated by Lollar & Clements Theaters. Partners were Mr. and Mrs. N.R. Clements. Other theaters in the Clements empire were the Trail Drive-In, the Aztec, Palace and Starlite, all in Snyder, Texas.

malcolmdbc39 on March 21, 2007 at 6:32 am

The Ritz recently redid the marquee and the vertical. The neon was damaged in a hail storm so it was replace with florscent colored tubing. It does not look that great but it was a cheap fix for the Ritz who has very little income.

DriveInTheatre2001 on April 10, 2006 at 6:04 pm

This is a Nice Looking Little Theatre. Went by there on April 5, 2006…

Randy Carlisle

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