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“Fantastic”
Review of Ritz Cinema

Ritz Cinema
Ranked #2 of 4 Fun & Games in Thirsk
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 varied audience.
Essex, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

This is a wonderful old cinema. It is run by very friendly volunteers. The place is spotlessly clean including the loos. Very comfortable seating and would recommend this to all.

Visited March 2014
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Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Old-style cinema; up-to-date sound and picture quality”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Wonderful cinema over 100 years old close to the centre of Thirsk. The cinema retains its old charm whilst having modern projection/sound equipment ensuring you get the best of all worlds and a varied programme including new releases. Run by volunteers, this is a great example of a community refusing to accept that lack of profitability means inevitable closure and loss of a valuable resource.

There are plenty of very comfortable seats in the stalls and on the balcony, with an amount of leg room unusual in a theatre of this age. It is also, unlike some much more modern cinemas that you can visit, extremely clean. The whole venture shows community pride and determination. Many thanks to all involved!

Visited January 2014
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5 Thank Scrope1
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North Shields, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nostalgic”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

It was a blast from the past and the kids loved it. It's kept it's old fashioned values and charm. Ice cream lady with a torch comes around in the 1interval1 and red velvet curtains. It is just great, the whole experience. Wish there was more of these kinds of cinemas. Top of the list for visiting Thirsk. A must see.

Visited February 2013
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4 Thank Amanda N
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Jewel of a cinema!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Fantastic cinema full of charm and character. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Thirsk should be proud to have this beautiful gem! It was like being transported back in time!

Visited December 2013
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5 Thank Daniel G
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent cinema”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We are lucky here in Thirsk to have such an amenity. The venue is always clean, welcoming and has comfortable seating, what more could you want from a cinematic experience.

Visited November 2013
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3 Thank Angela S
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