Ritz Theatre

216 Broad Street,
Scottsboro, AL 35768

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The Ritz Theatre was located on the west side of the square in Scottsboro, Alabama. It was a one screen theater which opened in 1936. It had approximately 100 seats on the upper level where the African-American’s were to sit prior to the 1960’s. It closed in 1972. The building is still there with some kind of business.

Contributed by Don Willmon

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 16, 2020 at 7:29 pm

The Ritz Theatre was at 216 Broad Street, and the theater operated from 1936 to 1972, according to this web page, which features many historic and recent photos of the Ritz building, along with much other information about the house. The entrance to the Ritz was in an existing building converted from a cafe, but the auditorium was newly built in 1936. The current occupant of the building is a sporting goods retailer

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 17, 2020 at 11:27 pm

The 1950 Film Daily Yearbook lists the Ritz with 500 seats.

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