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Ritz Theatres
111 North Main Street
Tooele, Utah  84074
435 882-2273
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The front facade of the Ritz Theatre.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 26 August 2006

Ritz Theatres
(Ritz Theatre, Ritz Complex)
 
111 North Main Street
Tooele, Utah 84074
435 882-2273
 
Status:
Open 
Chain:
Ritz Theatres 
Auditoriums:
Open:
Before 1927  
 

The Ritz theater opened before 1927.1

The Ritz, the Strand, and the Motor-Vu Drive-In were owned by Sam I. Gillette, who leased the theaters to Chester L. Price in 1954.  Mr. Price resigned from his position as manager of the Centre Theatre in Salt Lake City in order to manage the Tooele theaters.


1.
Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1927-1928, 1930-1931

Notes:
"Excel file", movietheatre.org, December 2005