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Traveling the two Virginias: The Ritz Theatre


HINTON, W. Va (WVVA)-- Take a trip to the Downtown Hinton Historic district and right away you will begin to experience the charm of the Ritz Theatre.

As entertainment seekers step into the lobby they'll notice all the usual amentias of a movie theatre, but in a fashion reminiscent of the 1920's.

Manager of The Ritz, Shelia Allman said, "Well it's historical for one thing. And when we renovated it, we really didn't change the way that it looked."

One way The Ritz hasn't kept up with the changing times, is the pricing. "We are in a small town and we know that we possibly can't compete with the larger cities. And we just want people to come in and enjoy the movies," adds Allman.

Families deals are offered to help make the movies more affordable. After all, who can pass by that freshly popped popcorn? Which means you'll also need a soda, and maybe even a little something for your sweet tooth.

Built in 1929 the Ritz theatre offers visitors a step back in time. While still offering movie goers the experience they've come to expect. And although you'll be relaxing in a seat that managers say has probably been in place for the past 80 years, the digital picture and sound system is all new.

"We pride ourselves on customer service and giving people the best experience they can have at a movie theatre." With all new renovations and a commitment to customer service, The Ritz Theatre will be around for another 80 years.

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