Ritz Theatre

3301 East 12th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64127

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The Ritz Theatre was located on East 12th Street and College Avenue. It was opened by 1926. A beautifully designed exterior in a dark brick. Along the sides facing College the building was divided into sections that were arched in a darker brick and a plaster molding inside smaller arches depicting different characters of theatre.

The front came to a large “V” with a middle entrance. Red shale roofing one an angle lined the four sides of the roof of the building. The Ritz Theatre seated 902. The theatre closed in 1962 and has been a church called the Victory Temple since closing.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 17, 2014 at 6:53 am

A history of Kansas City’s neighborhood theaters published by the Jackson County Historical Society says that the Ritz Theatre was in operation by 1926 and operated until around 1962.

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