The Ritz Theatre in Rockville, is currently seeking donations for the renovation and preservation of the historic theater. Built in 1912, the Ritz Theatre and now owned by the Parke Players, INC., has provided a home to stage productions and first-run movies for over 100 years. The last major renovation occurred in 2003, and in order to ensure the longevity of this historical facility, a timely renovation is desperately needed.
The renovation project includes a complete update of the electrical system throughout the building. This critical update will allow the installation of a new lighting and curtain and rigging system to enhance technical capabilities for live performances. With these renovations, the Ritz Theatre would have the proper amenities to host traveling, professional entertainment. It is our hope that the theater will be able to provide Parke County with an entertainment venue that can provide a safe, enjoyable experience for all patrons for years to come.
For the full article, see this week’s edition of the Parke County Sentinel.