Cultural Events

2013-14 Cinema Gourmet

Cinema Gourmet brings the community together for great food and a great film.  Enjoy a screening of a classic movie preceded by a tasting of delicious food from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about what makes the film a “must see.”

A delicious array of films will begin in October 2014. Check back soon for the complete schedule.

Follow the yellow brick road and it will lead you straight to the annual Summer Classic Movies at the Ritz!  Every Thursday in July, join in the fun with some of the best films ever made - and on the big screen – the way they were meant to be seen!


Free popcorn from MTR Real Estate, door prizes from local businesses

Dining special at Fox's Pizza Den – 10% off your bill with your movie ticket, themed dinner specials and trivia contest!

Cartoons and shorts begin at 630 pm; screening at 7 pm

Box office opens at 5 pm

Only $5/person

Summer Classic Movies


Wizard of Oz Sing-Along


The Graduate


Raiders of The LOST ARK


Anne Hall


American Graffiti

Ritz Theatre Gallery

Art and humanities exhibits in the Ritz Theatre Gallery are on display throughout the year featuring touring exhibits, local and regional artists and student art.

All exhibits are free and open to the public during

regular gallery hours.

7/3- 26/14

It’s About People – Artwork by

Gene Threats


Art Teacher Art Show




Annual Student Art Show



Presidential Pathways


Cultural Expressions 2015




RE/UP-Cycled Art


Donna MacPherson – Photography


Georgia Artists with Disabilities

The Ritz Gallery is open

Wednesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Opening receptions, often with the artists themselves, are usually held on First Fridays, unless noted.

If you are an artist or artist's rep interested in an exhibit at the Ritz, please contact Golden Isles Arts & Humanities via email or our Contact page


A great book combines enlightenment with enchantment. It awakens our imagination and enlarges our humanity. It can even offer harrowing insights that somehow console and comfort us. Whether you’re a regular reader already or making up for lost time, thank you for joining The Big Read.

The community-wide reading initiative returns in 2015 with Zora Neale Hurstons vibrant and achingly human novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. The syncopated beauty of Hurston's prose, her remarkable gift for comedy, the sheer visceral terror of the book's climax, all transcend any label that critics have tried to put on this remarkable work.First published amid controversy in 1937, then rescued from obscurity four decades later, the novel narrates Janie Crawford's ripening from a vibrant, but voiceless, teenage girl into a woman with her finger on the trigger of her own destiny.

The 2015 program will take place February 6-March 7, 2015 and includes discussions, performances, films, art exhibits, and school programs designed to get everyone in the community reading, discussing, and thinkingabout Zora Neale Hurston and her significant work.  Free copies of the novel will be made available to the community as well as copies of the Little and Middle Big Read titles.


Please Contact us to find out how you can

be a part of this valuable and fun community-building initiative.


Full schedule of events will be posted by December 2014

For Reader's, Teacher's and Audio Guides, click here

The program is presented

once again by:

In partnership with:

 Additional support is provided: