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The Ritz Theatre: A History Worth Knowing

The Ritz theatre dates back to the year 1883, when the main structure of the theatre was constructed. Of course, it was not a theatre then. It was more of a place where goods like cigars and supplies for plumbing were made.

In the year 1913, George Cohen bought over this building. It was then renamed Cohen’s Opera House which became functional in the month of February. This place was an open ground for talent shows ranging from singers, dancers, theatre groups etc.

In the year 1926, this place was again renamed as the State Theatre. In 1933, the theatre was bought over by Eugene Levy. This was when great performances started taking place at the theatre.

In the year 1940, the Ritz theatre hosted Frank Sinatra.

This theatre is very well known for being the grounds where the stage debut of ac...

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