Phonograph Given Away Before Record Crowd at Ritz Thurs.

from The Malakoff News
November 18, 1923

No. 39246 Proved The Lucky Number for Little Miss Ruth Cleveland

The largest crowd in the history of the Ritz Theatre was present at their performance last Thursday evening, the time set for the giving away of a beautiful Orthophonic Phonograph to the holder of the luck coupon.  Mr. F. H. Rike, manager of the Ritz, stated that there were something over 300 people present on this occasion.Orthonic phonograph

The giving away of this this fine machine was an advertising stunt fostered by the Ritz management some time ago.  Four other business houses assisted in the scheme by giving away these tickets on cash purchases and accounts paid.  They were: J. W. Robertson, Roy I. Weir, Flagg Drug Company, and Dewey Payne.  All of these men declare the stunt a success and all are well satisfied with its outcome.

At the beginning of the drawing, Mr. Rike selected Dan Gentry, We. W. Phillips, and J. L. Clay to act as judges and little Miss Mary Charles Welborn was chosen to draw the ticket.  No. 039-26, te first ticket drawn proved to be the winner and was held by little Miss Ruth Cleveland of this city.


The Ritz Theatre Again Closes Doors

from The Malakoff News
Thursday, July 2, 1931

The Ritz Theatre, which was re-opened here three weeks ago by Messrs. J. D. Frizell Ritz Theatre Closing 1931and Alvin Miller of Jacksonville, discontinued business again following the evening show Saturday. The building and equipment, which the management held under lease, was turned back to its owner, Mr. M. T. Dodd, last week.

It is understood that other parties are interested in securing the building and equipment to open the house again, but as yet, no definite statement has been made.