Ritz Theater

715 N. Chaparral Street,
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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Previously operated by: Robb & Rowley-United Inc., United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Architects: W. Scott Dunne

Styles: Atmospheric, Spanish Renaissance

Previous Names: Ritz Music Hall

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Corpus Christi Ritz (2012)

Opened by the Robb and Rowley Circuit on December 22, 1929 with The Duncan Sisters in “It’s a Great Life”. It was later operated by United Artists, and later closed as a movie theater in August 1972. It was used for concerts until 1989, hosting stars such as Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson. Later it was used for theatrical performances.

Now it is closed, but restoration work is ongoing.

Contributed by Howard Karsh

Recent comments (view all 24 comments)

Vnessuh
Vnessuh on August 13, 2008 at 6:54 am

The Gulf Coast Ghost Hunters Association is doing Ghost Hunts at The Ritz every month. It’s $15 per person(must be 18+).
http://www.gcghosthunters.com./gcgha_2_053.htm

sarider
sarider on September 8, 2009 at 10:43 pm

August 2009 photo of the Ritz:
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spectrum
spectrum on December 15, 2010 at 10:47 pm

They have been holding a number of fundraidingevents, some of them at the theatre itself, haunted halloween and ghost hunting type events in fall of 2010.

spectrum
spectrum on December 15, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Interesting – the Ritz has a long lobby from the street and also, straight back, a long and narrow auditorium.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm

A recent article about the effort to restore the Ritz, including an interior photo that will enlarge if clicked upon: View link.

dfwcre8tive
dfwcre8tive on March 22, 2012 at 11:47 am

The building has been listed on the 2012 list of Texas' Most Endangered Places. Here’s an article from a recent tour of the Ritz Theatre: http://www.unvisiteddallas.com/archives/1342

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm

1970’s photo added courtesy of Derek Galvan.

Justwideman
Justwideman on August 16, 2021 at 7:23 am

8/21 not much “restoration” going on, just a mural on the southern wall. (see new pics)

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