Ritz Theater, 1939, Toccoa

Schaefer Center Old Theatre Toccoa GA Under Restoration Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Now known as the Schaefer Center, the old Ritz Theatre operated from 1939 until 1985. I made a series of photographs for the Fox Theatre Institute in 2011 and 2012 when restoration was in progress and haven’t been back since it has reopened. The most glaring absence is the old marquee on the front of the structure, which I hope will soon be replaced, as it’s completely integral to the building’s appearance . I hope to visit again soon and share “after” photos.

Schaefer Center Old Theatre Toccoa GA Restoration Old Seats Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Schaefer Center Old Theatre Toccoa GA Under Restoration Balcony Projectionists Booth Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Schaefer Center Old Theatre Toccoa GA Under Restoration Balcony View Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Schaefer Center Old Theatre Toccoa GA Restoration Red Seats Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Schaefer Center Old Theatre Toccoa GA Restoration Orchestra Pit Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Downtown Toccoa Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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One response to “Ritz Theater, 1939, Toccoa

  1. Keith Ryan

    The new Marquis is back up as of August 25 2016

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