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A gem of a place

Ritz cinema in Thirsk a gem, restored former picture palace run by such friendly volunteers... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Richard H
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Gem of a cinema that we are lucky to have

This cosy, volunteer-run cinema shows all the best films quite soon after release. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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The Ritz Cinema is a volunteer cinema in the Market Town of Thirsk in North Yorkshire.We are a small friendly local cinema, the Ritz has been a successful community venture since 1995. We aim to show a wide selection of films which appeal to a...more
16A Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS, England
+44 1845 524751
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Ritz cinema in Thirsk a gem, restored former picture palace run by such friendly volunteers. Excellent picture and sound, nobody eating smelly food, no intermission.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This cosy, volunteer-run cinema shows all the best films quite soon after release. The staff are friendly, the prices are good and the seats and facilities are very comfortable. I would always choose the Ritz over a big chain cinema.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank L5162TIhelen
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This small cinema is great for the town. Prices are reasonable and they keep uptodate with the latest films.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 1824foxylady
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Lovely local cinema, well kept, lovely and clean, comfy seats, staff always cheerful and price is good also

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank RhonaandChris
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We were staying for the weekend in thirsk and decided to try the ritz, we were so glad we did. The volunteer staff are lovely a curtious and the cinema itself is spotless. A lovely alternative to just sitting in a pub.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Paddy S
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

What a great little cinema. We found everything to be clean and tidy, and the (volunteer) staff were all very friendly. The seats were very comfy and even I had plenty of legroom (I’m 6’7”). I wish there were more cinemas like this instead of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Random1977
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This cinema is amazing, it's a part of Thirsk past and present, I would choose to visit the Ritz over any other over priced cinema an who wouldn't, run by volunteers it's fantastic

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Vickywater
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Loved this cinema. Reminded me so much of fond memories growing up as a child. .The look, smell, atmosphere, its just unbeatable. So much more a cinema experience than a boring standard multiplex. Great friendly staff that do an amazing job. I will be returning

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Sue P
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I really love this place, I think I probably go at least twice a month. The service provided by the volunteers is always fabulous, the price is great and the actual theatre is comfortable with good sound quality.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank HapppyHamish
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

An absolutely gem run by volunteers since 1996 being one of the oldest cinemas. The screen is big and clear, the sound fabulous and the seating great. Generous legroom and comfy seats. What more do you want? Well there is nothing when the wonderful volunteers...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank Mr_Pab_2016
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