NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with free, family-friendly entertainment at Ritz Theater in Scranton

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with free, family-friendly entertainment at Ritz Theater in Scranton

From a press release: With the annual First Night Scranton ending in 2016 after 16 years, Lackawanna County and the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA are stepping up to host a free, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration at the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. Starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31 and […]

 Rich Howells

SUZE and Half Dollar kick off concerts in revived Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 22

SUZE and Half Dollar kick off concerts in revived Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 22

While the Ritz Theater building in downtown Scranton has served many different purposes over the years, the actual theater, which includes a huge stage and movie screen, has lay dormant since it was renovated and reopened as a dinner theater and piano bar in 2008, only to close again soon after. The Creative and Performing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Festival brings Ritz Theater building back to life on Oct. 3

Scranton Fringe Festival brings Ritz Theater building back to life on Oct. 3

There are quite a few historic buildings in downtown Scranton that unfortunately remain empty or underutilized, with one of the most famous being The Ritz Theater. While its first floor is home to small businesses like Terra Preta and A Roberts Coin & Jewelry, its second floor has been collecting dust for years. That will […]