Ritz Theater

Ritz Theater (HMQ7V)

Location: Brewton, AL 36426 Escambia County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 6.205', W 87° 4.374'

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The Ritz Theater opened its doors on this site September 14, 1936, and for more than fifty (50) years prided itself as the "Hub of the Brewton Community." Between its first feature, "YOURS FOR THE ASKING" and its last, "CROCODILE DUNDEE," shown January 22, 1987, the Ritz served as stage for fashion shows, beauty pageants, dances, and various other community events. Stars of the "Grand Ole Opry" and "Hollywood" made live appearances at the Ritz. The Ritz was the community's prime source of reliable news from the battle front during World War II. With a seating capacity for 761, the Ritz was the place to be on Saturday afternoon for generations of children. This legacy of the Ritz Theater has been perpetuated with the construction of this community message center in March 1996.
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HM NumberHMQ7V
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 1:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 493048 N 3441065
Decimal Degrees31.10341667, -87.07290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 6.205', W 87° 4.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 6' 12.30" N, 87° 4' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130 Co Rd 3, Brewton AL 36426, US
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