Ritz Theater

2235 Orthodox Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19124

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Functions: Factory

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Royal Theater, Eleanora Theater, Elrae Theater

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Opened in 1913. By 1941 the Ritz Theatre was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. and was listed as (Closed), same in 1943. It later reopened and was a great place for a kid in the late-1940’s to see a double feature, fifteen cartoons, a serial, a newsreel, coming attractions, and get a free comic book – all for 13 cents. The Ritz Theatre was closed in 1950. In recent years it has been in light industrial use.

Contributed by Joe Smiley

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 28, 2012 at 4:59 pm

The Elrae Theatre was mentioned in the August 9, 1931, issue of The Film Daily. New operator Mike Stiefel had closed the house to make improvements and redecorate.

TomP8 on December 11, 2017 at 6:38 am

My Grandfather owner the Ritz in the 40’s-50’s. Thomas Lazrick

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