Ritz Theatre

3231 Woodburn Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45207

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Architects: Howard McClorey

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Ritz Theatre

The Ritz Theatre was owned and operated by Theatre Owners Corp. It opened late-1927/early-1928. It was renovated and reopened on November 20, 1941 with Robert Montgomery in “Here Comes Mr. Jordan” & Robert Benchley in “The Reluctant Dragon”. It was closed in the mid-1950’s. Seating was listed at 600. The building became a church. It had been demolished by 2020 and the site is a grassed over plot.

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paulc on November 22, 2012 at 12:40 am

Seen my first movie here in 1949.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 16, 2014 at 2:12 pm

If the Ritz Theatre was in the Pleasant Ridge section of Cincinnati, then it might have been this project noted in the July 22, 1927, issue of Motion Picture News:

“Cincinnati — Owners, Montgomery Amusement Co. Architect, Howard McClorey. Contracts awarded to Leo J. Brielmeier. Store and theatre bldg. Seating capacity, 750. Location, Montgomery Road and Woodmont St., Pleasant Ridge.”
“Woodmont” would be an easy mistake for Woodburn, and typical of the error-ridden, hastily-assembled trade journals of the period. Howard McClorey designed the Hyde Park Theatre, located about a mile east of the Ritz.

rivest266 on June 11, 2022 at 3:16 pm

This opened on November 20th, 1941. Grand opening ad posted.

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