Ritz Theatre

1912 S. Broadway,
Denver, CO 80210

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Previously operated by: Atlas Theater Corp.

Functions: Gymnasium

Previous Names: Jewell Theatre, Kitty's Cine-Art Theatre

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Ritz Theatre

Opened by 1929 as the Jewell Theatre of the Atlas Theater Corp. chain of Denver. It was still operating as the Jewel Theatre in 1957. Later renamed Ritz Theatre, it ended its days as an adult movie theatre named Kitty’s Cine-Art Theatre. It is now home to the Thrillseekers indoor climbing attraction.

Contributed by Richard Gardner

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

kencmcintyre on June 16, 2008 at 4:54 pm

The floor plan is on the indoor climbing site:

HodgePodge on January 30, 2012 at 12:58 am

The original theater was a burlesquse house with limelights across the front of the stage for light.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on November 18, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Was operating as: Kitty’s Cine Art as per of the Kitty’s chain in 1985, according to the Theatre Trade Directory of 1985-1986. This should be added to previous names

JackCoursey on March 19, 2022 at 11:57 pm

The status should be changed to “Restoring” as that a massive restoration of the Jewel is in it’s final stages with hopes of completion by May of 2022. Even in its current state of development, the interior commands awe, from the glistening marble floor to the detailed ornamentations, the theatre is a sensory experience.

tollfreesuicide on April 23, 2022 at 11:04 pm

Jack, do you have any info on this restoration? I live near this theater and would love to know what’s going on.

MichaelKilgore on September 8, 2022 at 10:42 am

Boxoffice, July 12, 1965: “The Ritz in south Denver has a marquee which proclaims in large letters "Gone for Coffee - Be Back Soon.” "

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