Clark Contractors is currently working on a multi-phase restoration project for the historic Ritz Theater in Malvern. Arkansas State University (ASU) Three Rivers now owns the Ritz Theater and is working to restore and transform the building into one large theater with a stage. With this investment in the historic fabric of downtown Malvern, ASU Three Rivers is helping to revitalize and enrich the community.
During Phase I, the original sign was taken down, the marquee removed, and the front entrance was demoed. Phase II included restoration of the front entrance, installation of a new roof, reinforcement of exterior walls, removal of interior walls, and work on mechanical systems.
Phase III is currently underway and includes restoration of the lobby, restrooms, electrical infrastructure, and stage area. A fourth and final phase is also in development, which will include seating, A/V systems, and the application of finishing touches, thereby preparing the Ritz Theater to warmly receive the community.