Ritz Theatre-Cinema & Performing Arts

211 Ballengee Street,
Hinton, WV 25951

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Functions: Concerts, Conference Center, Live Performances, Live Theatre, Movies (First Run), Special Events

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Ritz Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 304.466.6684
Manager: 304.466.6700

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Ritz Theatre-Cinema & Performing Arts

Intimate theatre in a very small town in southern West Virginia, located in the Downtown Historic District. The Ritz Theatre was built in 1929, and was beautifully restored in 2009. Now known as the Ritz Theatre-Cinema & Performing Arts, it reopened its doors in October 2009 celebrating its 80th anniversary. The community support has been overwhelming, enjoying weekend movies and live entertainment during the week. Renovations include a new performing arts stage, movie screen and state of the art digital cinema projection and theatre surround sound system.

The lobby maintains its circa 1929 appearance, while being updated with a new concession stand, handicap accessible bathrooms and VIP access to the balcony and mezzanine areas. Structural repairs have also occurred, such as new central heating and air conditioning, and a new roof to ensure the Ritz Theatre will be around for another 80 years.

The Ritz Theatre-Cinema & Performing Arts plays first run movies every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. The theatre is also available for special occasions including birthday and anniversary parties, reunions, conferences and special events and live performances.

Contributed by Jeff Conner, Shelia Allman

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jeffconn on August 31, 2007 at 3:24 pm

Myspace page for the Ritz:
The Ritz seats 280 on the floor and 40 in the balcony.

jeffconn on January 30, 2009 at 10:39 am

The Ritz has a website now.
The Ritz is a community center and shows older movies. $1 to attend.

50sSNIPES on January 19, 2021 at 11:51 am

The Ritz Theatre In Hinton Opened On September 2, 1929 With “The Fall Of Eve” Starring Patsy Ruth Miller And Ford Sterling (Including Arthur Rankin Of Course), A Columbia Film, Followed By A Mack Sennett Comedy “The Bride’s Relations” Starring Johnny Burke, Thelma Hill And Clyde Eddie Gribbon. The Grand Opening Ads Consider Every Company A Question “What Caused The Fall Of Eve?” As The Companies Across The City Had Made Their Own Answers. For Example: “Because Adam Didn’t Have A New Chevrolet For Her Bowling-Haynes Motor Co.” Or “Probably Because Adam Did Not Furnish Her With A Buick Or RCA Radio For Sale By Summers Motor Co.”

On July 18, 1932, The Theatre Is Completely Remodeled With Western Electric Sound System And An Air Conditioner. A Gala Re-Opening Was Held With A Showing Of “The Crowd Roars”, A Warner Bros. Film.

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