Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.
The Ritz Theatre started its life as an opera house in 1885. A new marquee labeled it as the Finke Theatre in 1917, and it was rechristened the Ritz during an art-deco remodeling in 1937. Changes at this time also included the closing-off of the downstairs billiard hall and the lowering of the theatre's entrance to ground level with removal of a short staircase. The theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in June, 2004.
May 2016 photos from the Adam Martin collection.
February 2005 photos from the Darren Snow collection.
July 2004 photos from The California Democrat collection.
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