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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.
Reviewed April 22, 2013

It's like going back in time but well worth a visit. Very clean, warm and comfortable. You can even sit upstairs! The staff are very friendly as well

3  Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

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.

4  Thank Dan_UK_1984
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

this is a cinema that time forgot, but it shows the movies, serves the sweets and popcorn, even come round with the ice creams during the interval.
It is split level too, so if you like you can watch from the balcony or the stalls.
its not over priced like the newer multi-screen ones, its just what Thirsk needs.
its a pleasure going there knowing you didn't need a bank loan just for the popcorn.

5  Thank Paul W
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

After living round here for 10 years I finally got round to going. It's great! Reasonable size screen and a good sound system which I understand was recently installed. Very cheap tickets, you pay the same price for sweeties as you would in Tesco across the road, and friendly. A bit chilly inside, but I'll definitely be revisiting.

5  Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Old World Cinema in the centre of Thirsk. Wear your woollies in Winter. Good atmosphere. Cheap too. There is a circle as well as stalls - very unusual these days.

3  Thank eabgj01
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