Ritz Theatre

115 Court Square N.,
Talladega, AL 35160

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Previously operated by: Martin Theatres

Architects: Rufus E. Bland

Functions: Performing Arts

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Martin Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 256.315.0000
Manager: 256.315.0000

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Built in 1936, the former Martin Theatre has been restored and reopened a multi-use community arts center. The theatre was also the subject of several popular paintings by Davis Cone.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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Roloff on March 26, 2007 at 12:08 pm

Here’s a scan of a postcard I have for it, from 1980, when the building still carried the Martin name and was for sale:
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 16, 2009 at 8:40 am

Rufus E. Bland was the Martin circuit’s in-house architect from no later than 1948 until at least 1973. He might have been designing for them even earlier, and could have been the original architect of the Ritz, or perhaps he was only the architect of a major remodeling at some later time. It’s possible that he designed all of Martin’s Theatres during the 1950s and 1960s, at least. He’s mentioned in Boxoffice a few dozen times.

WHITEFIELD on June 23, 2010 at 12:43 am

Here is a June 2010 photo.
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