The Ritz Theatre circa 1930's

Corpus Christi PATCH, Inc.

Corpus Christi PATCH Inc.
402 Peoples St., Ste. 1A
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
ph. 361-887-6055
f x. 361-887-6056


Corpus Christi PATCH
Positive Action Towards Cultural Heritage
Dedicated to restoring the Ritz Theatre in Corpus Christi, Texas.



Join us for a First Friday ArtWalk - every First Friday of the month - at The Ritz, 715 N. Chaparral St. from 5:30 to 9pm

This month at ArtWalk: Steven Hansen live, starts at 7pm. Del Mar College Architecture/Drafting Technology students will have their work on display in the lobby from 5:30-9pm.


Board of Director/Campaign Leadership Team Meeting
Monday, May 5th, 5:30pm
The Ritz Theatre, 715 N. Chaparral St.

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The Ritz Theatre is located at 715 N. Chaparral Street in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas.

The Ritz Revival
Built in 1929, the Ritz Theatre in Corpus Christi was one of the largest in Texas at the time of its construction. Opening day was three months after the stock market crash and the start of the great depression. The Ritz soldiered on, providing an escape for Texans into a world of imagination for years. Today, the Ritz stands crumbling, forgotten, one of the last great movie palaces yet to be restored, and one of the few standing historic buildings in Corpus Christi. By reviving the Ritz Theatre, we gain a new, dynamic venue to stimulate the economy, inspire and support the creative class and provide an anchor business downtown. The Ritz will be an icon for hope and change and rebirth. It’s something everyone can be a part of and say, “I helped make that happen”.

PATCH, established for the good of the Ritz, will restore the Ritz Theatre retaining the original style of Spanish Renaissance, and develop the theatre into a state-of-the-art entertainment venue worthy of the times and the name, The Ritz.

Click here to download the PATCH presentation and information booklet in PDF format.

If you are interested in helping in any way, contact Monica Sawyer, founder of PATCH at or call 361-887-6055.

Ritz Theatre today outside
Ritz Theatre today inside
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