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The Ritz Theatre

The Ritz Theatre first opened its doors on Christmas Day in 1929. Over the years, the Ritz has been a rich source of culture and entertainment for Corpus Christi. The beautiful Spanish Renaissance arena has showcased films, plays, and some of the biggest names in music like Bruce Springsteen & Metallica.

But the theatre is in desperate need of your help! Today, the Ritz one of the last great movie theatres yet to be restored, and one of the few remaining historic buildings in Corpus Christi. With your support we can revive this beautiful historic monument and bring arts and culture back into our city.

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Our Mission

We are the voice of the Ritz Theatre. Together with the help of our local community we will Repair, Restore, and Revive this historic site to its former glory.

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REPAIR

Repair all damages to the building’s structure and bring The Ritz up to code.

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RESTORE

Restore the Ritz, retaining its original Spanish Renaissance style, and develop the theatre into a state-of-the-art entertainment venue.

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REVIVE

Revive Downtown Corpus Christi through arts and entertainment by creating a dynamic venue to stimulate the economy, and inspire the creative class.

TOGETHER WE CAN RESTORE THE RITZ

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Visit

The Ritz Theatre is open every first Friday of the month during the Corpus Christi Downtown Artwalk. Admission is free, allowing anyone to come in and explore the venue while learning about the history of the theatre.

Stop by and see why The Ritz is so important to our city and join us in our efforts to restore this beautiful venue. Check out our Facebook page for upcoming events and our Artwalk schedule.

715 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX

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Past Performers

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The Ritz Theatre has been home to many amazing performances throughout the years, particularly in the 1970’s and 80’s. Here are just a few of the legendary artists who have performed at the Ritz:

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Bob Dylan
  • Willie Nelson
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Journey
  • B.B. King
  • Metallica
  • Motörhead
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Def Leppard
  • Iggy Pop
  • Joan Jett
  • AC/DC
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Blue Öyster Cult
  • Rush
  • Bo Diddley
  • Elvis Presley

AND MANY MORE!

TOGETHER WE CAN RESTORE THE RITZ

Get in touch

Contact

Monica Sawyer
info@ccpatch.org
(361) 887-6055

Our Offices
402 Peoples Street, #1a,
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

For more information about how much it will take to restore the Ritz, please see our casebook