Ritz Theatre

Main Street,
Texhoma, OK 73949

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Previous Names: Texhoma Theatre, Strand Theatre

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The Ritz Theatre was opened on September 10, 1937 with Pat O'Brien in “Slim”. It replaced the Strand Theatre. The Ritz Theatre continued with this name until closing on October 29, 1962 with Paul Newman in “The Hustler”.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 22, 2011 at 6:05 am

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dallasmovietheaters on September 10, 2019 at 7:45 pm

The Ritz Theatre launched September 10, 1937 with the film, “Slim.” The downtown theatre replaced the Strand Theatre. Owner Ed Rowland decided to move into the larger location in the Diffey Building and closed the Strand on September 6, 1937. In 1955, the Ritz transformed to widescreen CinemaScope projection. The Ritz appears to have folded after October 29, 1962 screening of “The Hustler” likely at the end of a leasing cycle.

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