Ritz Civic Center is a renovated movie theater located in the heart of downtown Blytheville, Arkansas. In the early 1900s, the Ritz was founded as an opera house. The Arkansas opera house was renovated in its 1951 Streamline Moderne style in the 1990s. Today, Ritz Civic Center is a venue for movies and live stage shows. It also houses the Arts Council of Mississippi County, which organizes various arts programs and holds monthly exhibitions in the lobby area.