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Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum

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Can't believe (as a kid) I use to pay 15 cents to see a movie here...and you could stay all day and... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Charles W
Jacksonville, Florida
African Cultural History / Apollo talent show

It is a great place to visit and see many displays of Jacksonville History and culture, sometimes... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Jacksonville, Florida
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Ritz Theatre is a 400-seat theatre featuring a state-of-the-art sound system, theatrical lighting and 30' x 40' performance stage. The LaVilla museum is a living legacy that connects us to our past through images, objects and information that has...more
829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4734
+1 904-632-5555
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

We are relatively new to Jacksonville and trying to get a feel for the City and its communities. This was probably one of the most personable and well informed tour guides, we have ever experienced. Wonderful exhibits of old Jacksonville's black community and its leaders....More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Can't believe (as a kid) I use to pay 15 cents to see a movie here...and you could stay all day and see it over and over. Now you can see how they have captured the History of this Lavilla Area (names, dates, events, etc.)......More

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 31 July 2018

It is a great place to visit and see many displays of Jacksonville History and culture, sometimes there ar vendors where you can purchase specialty made items. On Friday nights there is local talent on stage, with the people choosing the winners, lots of fun...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

My cousin did a dance recital, very nice area, stage, seating...nicer than some of our older production studios downtown. Don't sleep on The Ritz Theater

Thank samantha W
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Our group arranged for a private tour. We did not know we were in for a treat! Our tour guide was the best guide I have ever encountered; I have experienced hundreds. Please stop by and make this facility a part of your trip itinerary!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum is really an old gloried speakeasy turned oddly into a landmark. LaVilla Museum has some art, so don't fart!

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

I found this place accidentally and decided to walk in. There are plenty of beautiful historical symbols of the depth of the African American communities. Lovely place

Thank Smith T
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Want to know more about how african americans faired in Jacksonville, Fl. This museum gives you a very good overview with an actual street reflective of business, family, and cultural history of this city. One of the best of this kind that we've visited inclusive...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I was lucky enough to go to a concert here- the theater is a historic gem, comfortable and small- so it gives you a much more intimate feel. Staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the theater and eager to share! I look forward...More

Thank Crystal O
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This venue is located in downtown Jacksonville, Fl. It is not a real safe area of town. I would use extreme caution when attending events in this area.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

I went to a recital that was done by a well known Ballet dancer from Cuba. (Dulce Anaya) The dancers were beautiful and they were are together. It wasn't just a typical ballet recital it was very professional and very enjoyable. It was worth going...More

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Lisa B
31 March 2017|
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Response from Higgie44 | Reviewed this property |
There is no bar that I have seen but I have been to private events at the theater and museum where the event offered alcohol.