Monday, August 29, 2016

Dinner & A Movie at the Ritz

Press Release

Release: Immediate

Contact:  Christian Hamilton, 706.898.5777

Date: 08/29/16

RE: Dinner & A Movie at the Ritz

TOCCOA, GA, August 29, 2016 – Main Street Toccoa is pleased to announce its upcoming event series- Dinner & A Movie at the Ritz. For three weeks in September and October, residents of Northeast Georgia will be able to enjoy a dinner in Downtown Toccoa, followed by a movie at Toccoa’s Historic Ritz Theatre at the Schaefer Center. This special event is sponsored by three downtown restaurants: The X-Factor Grill, The Rebel Café, and Shirley’s Sole Food Café.

Each participating downtown restaurant will be selling Pizzazz Passes for $9.00 each. Each Pizzazz Pass is worth up to $10.00 off a meal receipt plus admission to the movie at the Schaefer Center, a $15 value. The movies featured this cycle include a recent release, an Oscar winner for Best Picture, and a tie-in with Currahee Military Weekend. On September 17, the Ritz will be featuring Captain America: Civil War. On September 24, The King’s Speech will be shown. Finally, on October 1, the Ritz will show Red Tails. Movie show times are at 7:00 P.M., so make sure to use your Pizzazz Pass for your dinner beforehand.

Tickets are available for the movie alone at the door for $5.00.
For more information about Dinner & A Movie at the Ritz, please contact Christian Hamilton at the Main Street office at 706.898.5777.


Puttin' on the Ritz!

Press Release

Release: Immediate

Contact:  Sharon Crosby, 706.282.3309

Date: 08/22/16

RE: Puttin’ on the Ritz this Thursday, August 25th, 2016

TOCCOA, GA, August 25, 2016 – Main Street Toccoa is once again pleased to remind the citizenry of Toccoa of “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” what is sure to be an historic event in the history of the city. This Thursday, August 25th, 2016, a celebration will commence at the Schaefer Center which will culminate in the official lighting up of the historic Ritz Theatre marquee. Festivities will begin at 5:30 P.M. and include a food and drink reception with live music. At 6:00 P.M., a short program will take place featuring local and state dignitaries and other important persons. Following the program, the Ritz marquee will officially be lit. At 6:30 P.M., Main Street Toccoa will recreate an iconic picture of the historic Ritz Theatre to be memorialized in the building. Following “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” the theatre will host a free showing of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out, co-sponsored by Main Street Toccoa and the Toccoa-Stephens County Public Library. The public is invited to attend all aspects of “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

 The construction of the marquee is due partly to a grant from the Fox Theatre Institute in Atlanta. The installation of this historically-inspired marquee will help serve to make the Ritz Theatre a pillar of Downtown Toccoa for the foreseeable future.

For more information about Puttin’ on the Ritz, please contact Sharon Crosby at the Main Street office at 706.282.3309