Ritz Theatre

404 Frisco Avenue,
Clinton, OK 73601

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Previously operated by: Video Independent Theaters Inc.

Functions: Retail

Styles: Spanish Colonial

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The Ritz Theatre opened on July 20, 1929. Seating was listed at 355. The style given was Spanish Colonial. Operated as a movie theatre until sometime in the mid-1950’s, latterly by the Video Independent Theatres Inc. chain. The building still stands housing Western Equipment Co.

Contributed by Chuck

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

raybradley on December 3, 2009 at 11:11 am

According to the street view on google map, the Western Equipment Building is very attractive Spanish styling and still looks like a theatre. I really like those second story arched windows!

raybradley on March 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm

This is a recent view of the former Ritz Theatre,
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kpdennis on May 3, 2016 at 12:04 am

New picture posted in the Photos section.

dallasmovietheaters on January 12, 2021 at 9:09 am

The Ritz Theatre was launched on July 20, 1929 by C.W. Guthrie..

MichaelKilgore on October 25, 2021 at 6:51 pm

Clinton Daily News, Feb. 18, 1954: “Sale of the Ritz Theater equipment to Video Independent Theaters, Inc., operators of the Redland, Del Rio and Clinton Drive-In Theaters, was announced today by Mrs. Myrtle Guthrie. Mrs. Guthrie will retain ownership of the Ritz Theater building and will lease it to the Video company. Effective date of the transfer will be March 1, but Mrs. Guthrie has agreed to continue for a few weeks as manager of the theater. All employes of the Ritz will retain their positions. Mrs. Guthrie and her late husband, C. W. Guthrie, operated the Ritz between 1925 and 1937. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Guthrie has been the sole owner and manager.”

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