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Prominently located at the corner of West State Street and North Davis Street, the Ritz Theatre operated for nearly 30 years as a movie house catering to the African American community.
Constructed in 1929 from plans by Jacksonville architect, Jefferson D. Powell, the theatre had a unique and delightful design that incorporated elements of the Egyptian Revival, Mediterranean Revival, and Art Deco styles.
The richly-detailed corner entryway was incorporated in the design of the current Ritz Theatre.