Ritz Theatre

28 S. George Street,
York, PA 17401

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Previous Names: Scenic Theatre

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The Scenic Theatre was opened in 1910. It was renamed Ritz Theatre prior to April 1938 when it was taken over by Warner Brothers Circuit Management. The Ritz Theatre was closed in 1955 and was demolished in December 1957.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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57thst on July 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm

This opened in the teens or early 20’s as the Scenic Theatre

dallasmovietheaters on February 1, 2018 at 1:12 pm

The Scenic Theatre was launched at this address in 1910. It became the Ritz Theatre. Warners took on the Ritz on a 20-year lease on April 21, 1938 with “Snow White.” The theatre was demolished in December of 1957.

rivest266 on May 15, 2019 at 1:37 pm

Last listings for this theatre appeared in 1955.

DavidZornig on July 30, 2020 at 11:37 am

Image added courtesy Tammy Markel Poff‎. Presumably just before demolition, as the marquee is advertising the Strand & Capitol.

57thst on July 30, 2020 at 1:13 pm

Thanks for uploading the pictures David, I have never seen those before

DavidZornig on July 30, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Glad to help. They were posted on a Facebook page called Retro York.

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