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Stage theater with museum inside

There are free parking lots in the area. You enter the Ritz Theater ticket office and pay a $5... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2019
Anaheim, California
We were there for the Music of Sam Cooke presentation.

As an historic artifact, the Ritz Theatre has a particular value to African American visitors. On... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
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829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4734
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

There are free parking lots in the area. You enter the Ritz Theater ticket office and pay a $5 admission fee to view the museum which is inside the theater building. It is an excellent local history museum about the La Villa community in Jacksonville....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

As an historic artifact, the Ritz Theatre has a particular value to African American visitors. On this occasion, we were pleased to attend a concert by Bradd Marquis singing the music and telling the life story of the legendary singer and social activist, Sam Cooke....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

Can't believe (as a kid) I use to pay 15 cents to see a movie here...and you could stay all day and see it over and over. Now you can see how they have captured the History of this Lavilla Area (names, dates, events, etc.)......More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Charles W
Reviewed July 31, 2018

It is a great place to visit and see many displays of Jacksonville History and culture, sometimes there ar vendors where you can purchase specialty made items. On Friday nights there is local talent on stage, with the people choosing the winners, lots of fun...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

My cousin did a dance recital, very nice area, stage, seating...nicer than some of our older production studios downtown. Don't sleep on The Ritz Theater

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank samantha W
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Our group arranged for a private tour. We did not know we were in for a treat! Our tour guide was the best guide I have ever encountered; I have experienced hundreds. Please stop by and make this facility a part of your trip itinerary!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum is really an old gloried speakeasy turned oddly into a landmark. LaVilla Museum has some art, so don't fart!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

I found this place accidentally and decided to walk in. There are plenty of beautiful historical symbols of the depth of the African American communities. Lovely place

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Smith T
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Want to know more about how african americans faired in Jacksonville, Fl. This museum gives you a very good overview with an actual street reflective of business, family, and cultural history of this city. One of the best of this kind that we've visited inclusive...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

I was lucky enough to go to a concert here- the theater is a historic gem, comfortable and small- so it gives you a much more intimate feel. Staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the theater and eager to share! I look forward...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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There is no bar that I have seen but I have been to private events at the theater and museum where the event offered alcohol.