Ritz Theater

401 South Main Street,
Big Spring, TX 79720

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DonLewis
DonLewis on April 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm

From the 1980s a photo of the Ritz Theater in Big Spring.

phil79886
phil79886 on February 14, 2010 at 7:51 am

That is what I am afraid of…… I am trying to contact Don Snyder right now. I think today I might go out to Big Spring and check out the old place. I would just really like to get into the place. I contacted the chamber of commerce to try and find out who the owner is.

phil79886
phil79886 on February 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm

My grandfather was the Robb who built the ritz, unforunitly I was never able to meet him, due to his untimely death. If you know anything about him or the theater please contact me

rivest266
rivest266 on August 13, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Yes, it does, Thanks Vitonet. It looked much better in 1984.

vitonet
vitonet on May 6, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I remember my parents taking me to see movies at this theater in the early 80s when I was a little boy and lived in the area. I remember seeing the re-release of Snow White and I think Superman 3 at this theater.

As a side note, the last time I was in Big Spring, about 1999, the theater was open and I think the marquee was still in place. I saw Carrie 2 there at a late night show. haha *If you want a more updated view of it, google street view as what looks to be a pretty recent shot of it.

donsnyder10
donsnyder10 on January 3, 2009 at 10:09 am

I was a projectionist at the Ritz in the 1950’s and 1960’s when the Ritz was a grand theatre. I also ran the Lyric and State in downtown Big Spring. The Lyric closed in 1955. The State is still there but has been closed for many years. These theatres were owned by R&R theatres and they went into disrepair when the Robb’s faded away.
I am still in the business after 59 years.
Don Snyder

TheaterOwner01
TheaterOwner01 on August 23, 2008 at 4:51 pm

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

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 2, 2008 at 10:57 am

A 1990 photo of the Ritz Theater showing “Jewel of the Nile” with the old Hotel Settles in the background.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on July 6, 2006 at 7:25 pm

for sale loopnet $120,000.oo

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on July 6, 2006 at 7:18 pm

update -screens should say twin

Coate
Coate on August 11, 2005 at 10:36 am

That’s an OLD press release. The Northrock in Wichita has had their system removed, and I believe McClurg Court in Chicago has closed.

The Ritz, by the way, DID have the system installed. They’ve shown at least a couple movies digitally, including “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones” and, recently, “The Island.”

RickB
RickB on July 25, 2005 at 2:29 pm

What kind of business doesn’t even have a sign on the building?! Do you have to know the secret password to buy a ticket?

RobertR
RobertR on July 25, 2005 at 2:00 pm

This is the strangest theatre I have ever seen. You would think they would at least put a flat marquee on the building.