Shawnee is so rich in history that we want the Ritz to be just a start of what we hope to bring back to downtown.
Starting with saving our historic theater for future generations. We want The Ritz to become a Performing Arts Showcase for the community of Shawnee Oklahoma.
| Movie theaters like The Ritz have disappeared across the United States. It is only through the efforts of volunteers that a few of these jewels of the past have not faded from all small towns across America.|
From it's Vaudeville days as The Cozy back in 1912 to movie theater and now, back to live theater performances! This building has more than a hundred years of history. Come share it with us! Be involved in our community.
Come down to The Ritz to see a show, give your time to help produce one, or help do maintenance on the building. We need people and funds to help keep this wonderful building alive. Our 501c(3) status make all monetary donations tax deductible.