The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin, OH has received permission from the Ohio Department of Health to reopen with limited seating.
The theatre will present music, theatre and movies on Saturday evenings for eleven weeks beginning October 10, 2020. The presentations will take place in The Ritz Theatre main house. When applying the guidelines issued by the Ohio Department of Health, the theatre will be capable of seating up to 289 patrons, though just the main floor seating will be accessible for the Fall’s presentations. Admission is limited to 150 guests. The seating plan will allow for at least six feet between individual groups of guests. The theatre’s normal capacity is 1260. The balcony will be closed,
The theatre will present the Stir Crazy Showcase on October 10 and 24, November 7 and 21, and December 5 and 19, 2020. The performances will feature musical artists in a variety of genres: folk, rock country western, pop and jazz. Short theatre pieces presented by The Ritz Players and Ritz Teen Thespian Guild will also be featured. The Stir Crazy Showcase is sponsored by Tong’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing in Tiffin. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at The Ritz Theatre’s box office or at the door on the night of the performance. Social distancing will be observed and masks are required to enter the theatre
“The series will be much like what we present in the Friday Night Live series, the differences being it will be presented in the main house and on Saturday evenings instead of Fridays,” says Michael Strong, Executive Director.
On alternating Saturday evenings (October 17 and 31, November 14 and 28 and December 12, 2020) the theatre will feature a series called Pandemic Pictures Presents. The Ritz will screen some of the top-grossing blockbuster movies of the 1970s. The series is sponsored by Classic Hits 96.7 - WBVI Tickets are $5 and are available in advance at the Ritz Theatre’s box office or at the door on the night of the movie. Social distancing will be observed and masks are required to enter the theatre.
For complete information including a schedule of artists and film titles, please visit the theatre’s website at www.ritztheatre.org, its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theritztheatre, or call the box office at 419-448-8544 Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm..