207 E. Tyler Avenue,
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The Rita Theatre was open on August 18, 1934. Seating was listed at 654. This theatre was operated by the Jefferson Amusement Co. A fire gutted the theatre on January 7, 1947. It was rebuilt and reopened on May 27, 1948
The Rita Theatre closed May 31, 1954 with Eartha Kitt in “New Faces” & a Walt Disney animation short “Two for the Record”. It was used for a while by the YMCA. It was demolished in November 1964. The Longview Museum of Art sits where the Rita Theatre once stood.
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