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Living in Jacksonville => Culture => Museums => Topic started by: Metro Jacksonville on February 12, 2016, 03:00:04 AM

Title: A Look Inside Downtown's Ritz Theatre & Museum
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on February 12, 2016, 03:00:04 AM
A Look Inside Downtown's Ritz Theatre & Museum

(http://photos.metrojacksonville.com/Neighborhoods/Jacksonville-Sugar-Hill/i-swppR3z/0/L/P1200614-L.jpg)

The Ritz Theater has stood in the historic Jacksonville neightborhood of LaVilla for years, but what history lies behind its walls?

Read More: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2016-feb-a-look-inside-downtowns-ritz-theatre-museum
Title: Re: A Look Inside Downtown's Ritz Theatre & Museum
Post by: CCMjax on February 12, 2016, 09:59:45 AM
I've been to a show there.  Very cool place.  It would be nice to see some things spring up around it.  Right now there's a whole lot of nothingness.
Title: Re: A Look Inside Downtown's Ritz Theatre & Museum
Post by: Steve on February 12, 2016, 11:01:34 AM
^This is Exhibit A on when revitalizing a historic district, you don't just save the best buildings and demolish the rest. The Theatre is awesome, but I wouldn't exactly call the area around it...happening. It's aware between two surface freeways (State and Union) with no buildings nearby (save for the Jacksonville Urban League office building).