60-15 Myrtle Avenue,
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The Ritz Theater was a short-lived theater on Myrtle Avenue near Norman Street in the Ridgewood section of Queens. In the old Queens numbering system, the building was known as 2085 Myrtle Avenue.
The theater opened in the early-1920’s, and closed in the 1930’s, probably because of the competition of the newly opened Glenwood Theater nearby, and other theaters in the area.
The theater was then converted into a furniture store. In the late-1970’s or early-1980’s, Roman Furniture renovated the building, and completely resurfaced the outside facade of the building, and removed the marquee.
Today, there is no trace that the building was a theater at one time, aside from the fact that the stucco and windowless exterior slightly rises above the adjoining three story buildings a bit. A Blockbuster Video store now occupies the first floor of the building.
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