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Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz

Photo from the John Stewart collection
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
320 E Sixth St
Austin TX
(512) 476-1320

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Record #13562  
 Opened: 1930
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Ritz

Information for this tour was contributed by John Stewart.

The building has been many things since it was last in operation. In 1972, it was a porn theater and it closed either that year or early 1973. I worked there that summer and it was extremely hot in that south facing booth. No A/C. The third photo, taken in 1972, is in the ladies restroom up stairs in the balcony. The balcony was reserved for "blacks" only. Many theaters in the south were built that way. Evidently, there were some man problems between two women, thus the warning in lipstick left on the wall from who knows when.

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October 2015 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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