The Ritz Theater

The Ritz Theater

Ray Rolfe
the Ritz Theater, with its distinctive marquee, was designed in 1926 by the well known architects Liebenberg & Kaplan. The theater open its doors in 1928 and was the focal point of community life. In 1971 the Ritz was converted from a movie theater into the home of the Cricket Theater. Bill Semans, Cricket’s founder, producer and frequent actor, remembers “Andy’s” (now the 331 Club) on the corner of University Avenue and 13th Avenue NE as a bar filled with actors and theatergoers for opening night parties and post-performance cocktails. “Traveling actors received their mail there — it was their home away from home,” he recalls... see link for the rest of the story! #art #artists #Arts_district #dollhouse #Minneapolis #Ritz_theater
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