Ritz Theatre

70 N. Howard Street,
Akron, OH 44308

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Trolleyguy on February 2, 2023 at 11:20 am

Still open as a gay night club and drag bar.

dallasmovietheaters on February 2, 2023 at 7:50 am

Launched April 16, 1949 with Louis Jordan with “Beware!“ and Rocky Lane in "Oklahoma Badlands.”

monika on July 10, 2007 at 1:18 pm

Here’s a picture of the Ritz from summer 2006: View link

richhd5 on December 5, 2006 at 7:52 am

No one has mentioned that the Ritz was unique in that it served the African-American community in Akron.It was refered to in the 1950s derogitory term as a “colored theater”.I do not know if it specialized in the Black produced films available at the time but I would speculate that it did.Anyone with memories?