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Ritz Theatre

328 Phelps
Littlefield TX

Record #14577  
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
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Information for this tour was contributed by Jim Harris.

The Ritz was another theater built by CM Theaters, and its building has served in recent years as Robert Kirk’s law office, 328 Phelps. This was a long and narrow theater (30 feet by 125 feet) -- about half of the width of the Palace. A 1938 newspaper ad mentions the two then-operating theaters in town, the Palace and the Ritz. Larry Sanderson, who worked at the Ritz in the 1940s and 1950s recalls that entrance to the projectionists booth at the Ritz was by a ladder bolted to the wall. The upper booth floor was removed when the Ritz was closed, and the Ritz building has been refronted to appear as part of several offices along Phelps downtown. In its final years, the Ritz showed Spanish movies exclusively. The Ritz was finally closed in about the mid-1950s.


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