Ritz Theater

1810 26th Street,
Snyder, TX 79549

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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.

robhanhouston
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.

DonLewis
DonLewis 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.

drivein2001
drivein2001 on January 27, 2011 at 3:04 am

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

malcolmdbc39
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.

malcolmdbc39
malcolmdbc39 on May 10, 2010 at 3:29 am

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

DonLewis
DonLewis on April 1, 2009 at 4:36 am

A image from 1989 of the Ritz Theater in Snyder.

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 25, 2008 at 3:56 am

I think the Ritz in Snyder was a civic effort and is owned and operated by the community.

TheaterOwner01
TheaterOwner01 on August 23, 2008 at 10:55 pm

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

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 2, 2008 at 5:56 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 30, 2007 at 1:25 am

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
malcolmdbc39 on March 21, 2007 at 1:32 pm

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
DriveInTheatre2001 on April 11, 2006 at 2:04 am

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

Randy Carlisle

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