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Address: 16A Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS, England
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+44 1845 524751

The Ritz Cinema is a volunteer cinema in the Market Town of Thirsk in North...

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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Ran by volanteers, all the best films,early. Comfort at its best. Jus missong the ice cream tray half way through.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bob W
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ran by volanteers, all the best films,early. Comfort at its best. Jus missong the ice cream tray half way through.

Thank Bob W
Solihull, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On driving through Thirsk I spotted this old fashioned cinema that was still open to the public and knew a visit was needed. I went with my husband and 86 year old mother to see Beauty and the Beast. I really enjoyed the nostalgia of the place with its balcony and stalls seats. Run by volunteers it has just one... More 

Thank Karen M
United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super friendly staff and a lovely quaint cinema, beats the big cinemas hands down for personal service and cosy seats, very clean and your feet don't stick to the floor like they do in the mega cinemas!

Thank Kateskii
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I like Art Deco so the entrance has instant appeal. The foyer is small with a traditional box office (literally)! All run by volunteers, the journey continues, ticket torn and on to the big screen. Continuing tradition, local and national adverts and trailers for future films but with an added bonus - the sound of a Wurlitzer! Putting on the... More 

Thank 355trevorc
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1,050 reviews
644 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We have visited Thirsk and the Ritz previously so now we always check to see what's on at the Ritz when we are in the area. This is a great small cinema that's still going strong and with very reasonably priced tickets and showing the up to the minute films you can't go wrong. Parking is easy in the centre... More 

Thank 2014Jandy
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this cinema to see a weekend matinee of a family film. How wonderful that a traditional single screen picture house is still alive and kicking. It is not massive ( circa 200 seats I would guess) and is a little frayed around the edges but it certainly has charm. The staff were really friendly and all volunteers. The films... More 

Thank pb1867
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We visited The Ritz Cinema while on a day trip to Thirsk on 21/01/2017. It was an amazing experience; Completely run by a dedicated team of volunteers this cinema offers extremely reasonable ticket prices and concessions and a warm, comfortable, auditorium and excellent digital sound and vision. We really enjoyed our visit and would definitely return again on future visits... More 

Thank TheRealMAAllen
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place, right on my doorstep. It only has one screen with the same film running from Thursday to Wednesday night inclusive. Run by local volunteers who must be commended on their dedication. No need to travel far, which is great and because most films finish before 21.30, you can still fit it in if you have... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Run by volunteers who work hard & cheerfully to keep us all happily entertained with some great films in a comfortable & wonderfully old building of yesteryear. What a gem of a place!

Thank cat0146
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on my own and very impressed to come across an old fashioned cinema in Thirsk. This cinema has one screen but both upstairs and downstairs. The seats are very comfortable and there is plenty of leg room. The film actually starts when stated so you can choose to miss trailers shown before film if you want but be careful... More 

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