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
Summer Classic Movies
Wizard of Oz Sing-Along
Raiders of The LOST ARK
July 3: Wizard of Oz Sing-Along and Costume Contest
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the classic story of Dorothy, Toto and all her friends! Come in costume and take part in the contest; come in fine voice to sing-a-long!
July 10: The Graduate
The Academy Award winning film that made Dustin Hoffman a star and gave us one word…plastics. A sharply funny and satirical look at the world through Benjamin Braddock's eyes with outstanding performances and amazing soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel.
July 17: American Graffiti
Where were you in '62? George Lucas' coming of age film of a night in the life of four high school graduates hangin' and cruisn' with their buddies before they head off to college. Drag racing, Inspiration Point, drive-ins and an incredible soundtrack featuring the rock 'n roll hits of the era.
July 24: Annie Hall
Romance and neurosis are the hallmarks of this Best Picture winner from 1977. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton shine in this film that is entertaining, poignant and downright funny.
July 31: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Adventure returns! Thrills abound as Indiana Jones confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliff-hanger after another as he searches for the mystical Ark of the Covenant.
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.
It’s About People – Artwork by Gene Threats July 3 – 26
Local artist Gene Threats shares his love of the individual faces and lives of people he sees. Opening reception July 11th 5 pm to 7 pm.
Art Teacher Art Show August 1 – September 27
Welcome back to school with a unique exhibit by the individuals who are teaching our students! Creative and imaginative, these visual art teachers inspire with their distinctive visions.
#SocialArt2.0 October 3 – November 22
An updated version of this popular new exhibit returns to the Ritz Gallery. Artists will create their own “pages” be it Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest or any of the 100s of social media sites for display. The observer (just like online) can comment and “like” the work or Instagram it and upload it. Share and be shared!
Annual Student Art Show December 5 – 27
Featuring hundreds of amazing art pieces in every medium made by talented K-12 students in our local schools. Come be amazed by the creativity and inventiveness the students put into their unique art.
Presidential Pathways January 2 – 31
A striking collection of candid presidential photographs by the late New York Times photographer, George Tames. An expert at capturing the strength of character and the political stress, his iconic images include Kennedy leaning on the windowsill of the Oval Office, Nixon waving goodbye after his impeachment and more.
Cultural Expressions 2015 February 6 – 28
Local and regional African-American artists display their individual work bound in a common theme – a reflection of pride in the many dimensions of their African-American cultural experiences.
Reflections March 6 – 28
A national program of the PTA that encourages students to create works of art in every form- literature, dance, film, photography, musical composition, or visual arts. The exhibit features the winning works of Glynn County students awarded at the local and the state level.
RE/UP-Cycled Art April 3 – 25
Students and local artists turn trash into treasure – be it imaginative works of art or creating functional items from a variety of recycled materials including paper, plastic, fabric, wood and more. In collaboration with Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful.
Donna MacPherson – Photography May 1 – 30
Donna MacPherson’s images of nature all around Coastal Georgia are stunning and full of energy and depth. Come explore the beauty of our area through the eyes of this passionate photographer.
Georgia Artists with Disabilities June 5- 27
Sponsored by the Pilots Club of Metro Atlanta, this annual touring exhibit features the work of dozens of artists from all over the state in a variety of media, including painting, photography, clay pottery, mosaic, textiles, and other fine art media.
It’s About People – Artwork by
Art Teacher Art Show
Annual Student Art Show
Cultural Expressions 2015
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: