Ritz Theatre and Museum

Ritz Theatre and Museum

The Ritz Theatre and Museum was constructed in 1999 on the site of the 1929 Ritz Theater movie house in Jacksonville’s historic African American community of La Villa. During La Villa’s height of activity in the 1920s-1960s, it was known as the “Harlem of the South.” The mission of the Ritz Theatre and Museum is to “research, record, and preserve the material and artistic culture of African American life in Northeast Florida and the African Diaspora, and present in an educational or entertaining format, the many facets that make up the historical and cultural legacy of this community.”

829 North Davis Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202-
Phone: 904-807-2010
Fax: 904-632-5553

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  • M Closed T-F|10AM-5PM S 10AM-2PM S Appt ONLY


  • 100% Smoke Free Facility

  • Advance Notice for Groups Required

  • Owned by African American

  • Deposit required

  • Handicapped accessible

  • Motorcoach Parking

  • Off-site caterers allowed

  • Public restrooms available

  • Regularly scheduled entertainment

  • Wine & Beer served

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