Cultural Events

2014-15 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.”


The Godfather (1972)


All Quiet on the Western Front


The Bicycle Thief  (Ladri di Biciclette) (1948)


Conrack (1974)


Shane (1953)


Singin' in the Rain (1952)

2014-15 Cinema PJ

New for the 2014-15 season!  Bring the family for a fun evening at the movie!  Admission includes free popcorn, a craft project and a favorite film. Perfect for kids of all ages and wearing your pj’s is ok! Popcorn and craft begin at 6:30 pm; film screens at 7 pm.


Charlotte’s Web (2006)


Babe (1995)

Summer Classic Movies is good old fashioned fun every Thursday in July! Fun classic movies on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen.  Prescreening shorts and cartoons, sing-a-longs, costume contests, and great door prizes from local merchants!  And don’t forget the free popcorn from MTR Real Estate!


Check back for the Summer 2015 line up!

Summer Classic Movies

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


Naturally Coastal: The Photography of Donna MacPherson


Annual Student Art Show



Presidential Pathways


Cultural Expressions 2015




RE/UP-Cycled Art


#Social Art 2.0


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 thinking about 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.


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