22331 Mission Boulevard,
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Architects: Albert H. Larsen
The Ritz Theatre opened on September 7, 1949 with Judy Garland in “In the Good Old Summertime” & Bill Elliot in “Hellfire”. It was located in Hayward near the downtown area. It showed feature films until October 1973, when the Mitchell Brothers took over operation of the theatre from United Artists theatres. It then became a porn film house from October 1973 to December 1985. (The first adult film that was shown there was "Resurrection of Eve" with Marilyn Chambers.)
The Society of St Vincent De Paul (a Catholic organization) bought the theatre and turned it into a thrift store selling used furniture and clothing.
The store closed in 2002 and was afterward demolished and a health care clinic built on the site.
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