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Brewton in Escambia County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Ritz Theater
Ritz Theater Marker Photo, Click for full size
August 13, 2010
1. Ritz Theater Marker
Inscription. The Ritz Theater opened its doors on this site September 14, 1936, and for more than fifty (50) years prided itself as the “Hub of the Brewton Community.” Between its first feature, “YOURS FOR THE ASKING” and its last, “CROCODILE DUNDEE,” shown January 22, 1987, the Ritz served as stage for fashion shows, beauty pageants, dances, and various other community events. Stars of the “Grand Ole Opry” and “Hollywood” made live appearances at the Ritz. The Ritz was the community’s prime source of reliable news from the battle front during World War II. With a seating capacity for 761, the Ritz was the place to be on Saturday afternoon for generations of children. This legacy of the Ritz Theater has been perpetuated with the construction of this community message center in March 1996.
Erected 1996 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 31° 6.205′ N, 87° 4.374′ W. Marker is in Brewton, Alabama, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Blvd and Nicholas Ave, on the right when traveling south on South Blvd. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brewton AL 36426, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker
Community Message Center Photo, Click for full size
August 13, 2010
2. Community Message Center
, measured as the crow flies. Bank of Brewton (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hart Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Escambia County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Leigh Place (approx. ¼ mile away); Downing-Shofner School (approx. one mile away); Site of Fort Crawford (approx. 1.1 miles away); Southern Pine Electric Membership Corporation (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Pollard (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brewton.
Refurbished Ritz Theater Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
3. Refurbished Ritz Theater Marker
Marker with logging mural in background. Photo, Click for full size
By Mark Hilton, June 14, 2015
4. Marker with logging mural in background.
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2010. This page has been viewed 597 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2010.   3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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