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Review of Ritz Cinema

Ritz Cinema
Ranked #2 of 4 Fun & Games in Thirsk
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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.
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is an interesting cinema and visiting it is an experience in itself - sit upstairs if you want a comfy seat!

Visited December 2012
4 Thank Paul B
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English first
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A bit of a hidden gem!”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

My OH & I finally got to visit our local cinema in October - we've lived in Thirsk for more than 4 years and on the recommendation of a friend finally got around to it. What a lovely suprise we got - the cinema is entirely volunteer run, therefore very friendly as the people running it are there because they want to be! Also the price was amazing - a fiver ! You can;t do much with a fiver these days! So having purchased our bag of sweets and been advised where the ice creams were, we went upstairs to the first floor. (I was given a tip-off - go upstairs the seats are more comfortable). Dont know how true this is - but I can say the seats were very comfortable, viewing was great and as the programme neared the cinema filled up with a very polite and considerate crowd - who didn't chat through the main film. Apparently The Ritz has recently undergone a digital conversion, so the equipment there is state of the art. Great night out for a tenner for two - and at the end of our street - can't believe it!

Visited October 2012
5 Thank Sue P
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Well Worth a Visit”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Run entirely by volunteers at only £5 a film this represented excellent value for money. The place had obviously been refurbished recently and was clean and tidy. Large seats, a good sized screen and plenty of leg room, the only downside was that being fairly bereft of cinema goers it was pretty cold and I sat with my coat on for the entire film...

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Jack8898
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolute gem! Fantastic value too.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

This is an absolute gem! A volunteer run very friendly and quite nostalgic cinema. A trip to the pictures as it should be. Not an anonymous out of town multiplex but a friendly cinema experience right in the heart of town that most can walk to.

Recently they've upgraded to digital projection and sound giving a much improved experience. Films arrive only a couple of weeks behind, Yorkshire ice creams delivered to your seat, very comfy seats and even at full price it's only a fiver! Multiplexes eat your heart out!

3 Thank Northeast10
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Superb Experience!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Not just a cinema, an experience and a fabulous one at that. Ignore any negative points in any reviews reviews as the 'negatives' really are part of what makes it the wonderful retro experience that it is. If you want pristine, slick, characterless, expensive cinemas run by staff that don't care, then this is not the place for you. The Ritz its magical and 'other worldly' and just adds to the magic of Thirsk. A big thanks to all the volunteers who make this place what it is, what you are doing here is wonderful, keep it up

Visited October 2012
5 Thank PhilFogUtopia
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