Ritz Theatre

3832 14th Avenue,
Rock Island, IL 61201

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Previously operated by: Brotman, M. B. & A

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Undated photo credit Retro Quad Cities.

The Ritz Theatre was opened by Isadore Brotman on November 3, 1935 with Dolores del Rio in “In Caliente”. It was closed on February 19, 1942 with Fred Astaire in “You’ll Never Get Rich”.

The following day Brotman opened a larger New Ritz Theatre across 14th Avenue (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures).

Contributed by Ken Roe

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DavidZornig on June 1, 2022 at 12:18 am

Address is 3832 14th Avenue, on the N/W corner of 14th Avenue & 38th Street. It most recently housed The Lion’s Mane hair studio. The building had previously been Al Freeland Sports Center which opened on April 5, 1946, four years after it closed as the Ritz. Additional history and image credit Retro Quad Cities Facebook page.

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