Ritz Cinema
Ritz Cinema
4.5
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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 varied audience.
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DorothyOz15
Norfolk, UK15 contributions
Sep 2022
Whilst visiting Thirsk my husband and I decided to pay a visit to the Ritz Cinema. Friendly and welcoming, it is one of the oldest continuous run cinemas in the Uk and run by volunteers.

Beautiful building and very comfy seats. It had such a feeling of nostalgia. We had a great evening.
Written November 6, 2022
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lynngraylynn
North Yorkshire, UK24 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This is such a lovely warm welcoming cinema really old world type of place which gives is a great ambiance. The staff are so nice , polite and very helpful . The price is such excellent value for money . Looking forward to our next visit
Written July 24, 2022
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jordan w
22 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Ive been here more times then I can remember it maybe old and not got 10 screens but it run by some lovely people and it is cheap compared to these new cinemas it also has some history behind it... It is comfortable and has many memories for people who have been going here for a long time. Worth a visit and watch a film at a decent price.... Only problem is as it is small it takes a while for a film you want to see to come on a showing but I suppose if like me I work all the time I usually miss the fancy showing at other cinemas I always know I can catch it here
Written August 4, 2015
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Stuart H
5 contributions
Visited there for the first time tonight and I only regret not going sooner. The volunteers were so kind and helpful and keep the place really clean. Can't wait to go there again. Thank you to everyone who makes this place magical :)
Written February 22, 2015
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Dan_UK_1984
Bude, England, United Kingdom8 contributions
Sep 2012 • Friends
This cinema could be great and the other "reviews" would certainly lead you to believe it is. However my experience of The Ritz is anything but:

If you go during school time I'm sure it is a lot better, but it is incredibly noisy inside. The area at the top is where all the teenagers sit and mess about, throwing sweets etc off the top. The management don't seem to be too fussed about this. I assume that as they are struggling they don't want to turn anyone away.

The carpets are sticky, I think a mixture of spilt drinks, chewing gum and other unmentionables!

Overall, I would say avoid this place. There are far superior cinemas within a 30 minute drive, the cost isn't far off and they are a LOT more professional.
Written April 10, 2013
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Emma A
Thirsk, UK14 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Excellent cinema does what it is meant to do and is great for those on a budget! It is an old fashioned kind of cinema run by very friendly people and you even get ice cream half way through the film.
Written June 30, 2015
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gcussons
Coventry, UK44 contributions
I've been going here since a kid and loved every visit, staff are volunteers yet very friendly and welcoming. Prices are great considering it's a self run establishment competing with larger, chain-run cinemas. Highly recommend.
Written May 15, 2015
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christine282
Peterborough, UK80 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
We visited this charming cinema whilst visiting family in the area. It is run by volunteers who are very passionate about their work and do a sterling job. Much cheaper than the larger cinemas and a more satisfying and comfortable experience.
Written April 21, 2015
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Tristan G
Cardiff, UK35 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
Lovely little locally run cinema, just like they used to be. Even has a chap come down front and serve ice-cream.
Written February 15, 2015
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Jackie G
Yorkshire, UK19 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Just has a great atmosphere. We love it. Run very well by a great group of volunteers. Prices are excellent.
Written October 5, 2014
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