The MYA Museum Movie Theatre

We are excited to announce that we are installing a movie theatre in the old sunroom. Why are we doing this? Because during the segregation era, there was the Ritz movie theatre on West Jackson Street. It was a movie theatre for "colored people" only and for many years, this theatre was a part of the lives of many people in the historic Stephen Street District. Today there are those who recall as children being sent, on Saturdays, by their mothers to spend a day in the theatre. Admission in those days was ten cents and for five cents you could buy a tootsie roll candy. In the 1990s Jule Anderson and a group of African American citizens attempted to save the Ritz from demolition. They hoped t

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