Ritz Theatre

1012 NE 13th Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc., Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Firms: Boller Brothers

Styles: Atmospheric, Spanish Colonial

Previous Names: Miracle Theatre

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Ritz Theatre

The Ritz Theatre was opened on February 6, 1929 with Lillian Murray & Co. in a stage presentation “Susie Cinders” and on the screen Patsy Ruth Miller in “Tropical Nights”. It was the second suburban theatre to open in Oklahoma City, after the Victoria Theatre on Classen Boulevard. In the 1940’s it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Joe Cooper and Warner Bros.

The Ritz Theatre closed around 1955 as a movie theatre, but reopened as the Miracle Theatre by local stage production group, which closed in the 1960’s.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb, Ken Parker

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xxx on August 7, 2005 at 4:46 am

According to research completed on ‘Oklahoman Archives’ web pages, the RITZ Theater opened in 1929. Daily Oklahoman 1928 ads show a nice archetectural drawing of this house, as well as construction photos. It had an atmospheric auditorium with a Spainish interior and exterior. It closed in the mid 1950s, and was razed sometime there after.

Okie on March 26, 2006 at 7:40 am

Above mentioned Oklahoman Archive images are listed below-
Architecural drawing of exterior-March 18, 1928.
Construction photo- December 11, 1928.

jchapman1 on April 23, 2007 at 12:18 pm

Want to see a rare exterior view of OKC’s Ritz Theatre? Go to below page, in search field type in the word theatre. Once Ritz photo downloads click on it again for a larger view -
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DougLoudenback on March 22, 2009 at 7:39 am

The Ritz reopened as the Miracle Theater, a local stage production group, in October 1958. The last act for the successor theater, however, seems to have occurred in October or November 1960.

missmelbatoast on April 30, 2011 at 11:35 pm

c1937 summer photo of Ritz Theatre boxoffice and marquee,
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rivest266 on October 28, 2022 at 3:49 pm

Opened February 6th, 1929. Grand opening ad posted.

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