"...Seventy-five years on, it hasn't dated in the slightest."
Come celebrate the Historic Ritz Theatre's 80th birthday and enjoy one of the all-time classic movies, The Wizard of Oz, which was released the same year the Ritz Theatre opened its doors back in 1939.
It's hard to believe, but Toccoa's most iconic arts and culture venue, the Historic Ritz Theatre, turned 80 this year. And we're throwing a party to mark the event.
You can help support this magnificent facility by attending the very first Friends of the Ritz, Inc. fundraiser on Friday, November 22nd.
Become a part of the special 80 for 80 Celebration by donating $80 to the Friends of the Ritz, Inc. and receive a ticket to the festivities, plus other valuable perks.
There will also be a special reception for all 80 for 80 donors prior to the movie in the Ritz Theatre Green Room. Help us reach our goal of having a minimum of 80 donors giving $80 each towards this event.
80 for 80 Celebration donations can be made through the Historic Ritz Theatre website at the following link.
The fun begins at 6:00 PM with an onstage performance of your favorite Wizard of Oz songs, followed by a celebration of the Historic Ritz Theatre, complete with birthday cake.
UGA Film Studies professor Richard Neupert will explain why The Wizard of Oz is considered one of the most important films in the history of cinema, followed by the screening of the movie at 7 PM.
Date: November 22, 2019
Tickets: Available Online. Now Available at the Toccoa Welcome Center.
General admission tickets are available to the public at $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available soon at the Toccoa Welcome Center.
Friends of the Ritz, Inc. is grateful to Georgia Power and TruVista for their generous sponsorship of this event.