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Ritz Theatre

2014 Photo from the Adam Martin collection
108 S Monroe St
Tallahassee FL 32202

Record #10287  
 Opened: December 31, 1930
 Closed: 1953
 Current Use:
Capacity: 422 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

This historic African-American cinema is undergoing a transformation. Most of the run-down building will be demolished, but the facade will remain as the front for a Black history center.

Formerly the Charles Williams Hardware store, the building was remodeled and opened as the Ritz Theatre on December 31, 1930. It closed in August 1953 and was later the Eleanor Shop.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

June 2014 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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September 1948 photos from the State Archives of Florida collection.

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November 1947 photos from the State Archives of Florida collection.

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Photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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Last featured 1/17/2005. Last edited 8/10/2014.

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