122 SE 4th Street,
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Previous Names: Apex Theatre
The first Apex Theatre was opened December 27, 1912 and was located at 302 Kansas Avenue It had 300 seats.
Around 1928/1929 a new Apex Theatre opened at 122 SE 4th Street with 550 seats. Like its predecessor it was an African American theatre. A grand two story stand alone brick theater building. Three round windows at top center above three cathedral windows. A vertical blade sign centered in front of these windows with a canopy below covering the entrance. Additional windows on each side of the second story with four cathedral type brickwork inlays to accommodate theater posters on the street level.
In 1940 it was renamed Ritz Theatre still operating as an African American theatre until at least 1955.
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