The Historic Ritz Theatre was originally a Martin Movie Theatre. You can still see its past heritage reflected in the stylized MT in the green glass work on the front of the building.
And though the theatre is primarily a playhouse, in recent years we have once again embraced our past and started showing movies here. Once again, the Ritz is the only movie theater in Talladega — whether it is a classic Bogart film or the latest documentary on Muscle Shoals.
To kick off the scary Halloween Season, Talladega’s Historic Ritz will screen the original 1978 horror film, HALLOWEEN at 7:00 pm. Directed and scored by John Carpenter, this film is considered a classic due to it being the first in a long line of “slasher films” inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 PSYCHO. Jamie Lee Curtis stars in her film debut, along with Donald Pleasence and Nick Castle as the original Michael Myers character. This film is Rated R, no one under the age of 17 admitted without a parent or guardian. General admission tickets are $5 each or $12 for a family all over the age of 17. No advance purchase required, and tickets will be available at the Ritz box office at 6:15 pm. Of special interest to film goers, this Ritz screening is purposely schedule on the day after the national release of John Carpenter’s new 2018 HALLOWEEN, which is a direct 40-year sequel to the original and also stars Jamie Lee Curtis. For more information call 256-315-0000.
Talladega Ritz Theatre Fall Film Series 2018
Smokey and the Bandit – September 28 and 29
Stephen King’s IT – October 31
The Longest Day – November 11 — Veteran Admission Complimentary
Free Christmas Movies – December 7, 8 and 9
Black Panther – January 11 and 12
Groundhog Day – February 1 and 2
Hidden Figures – February 16