The Ritzy in Brixton is one of the UK's largest specialist cinemas. Run by the Picturehouse group, it shows a mix of arthouse, mainstream and world movies on its five screens. Built in 1910, the Ritzy retains its unique proscenium arch, as well as a few stray cherubs, making it one of the most complete examples of London's early cinemas.
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Ritzy Cinema Brixton
Coldharbour LaneBrixtonLondonSW2 1JG
- 0871 7042065
Nice cinema. Lot of character inside and outside. The staff are incredibly friendly too. It's pushing 4 stars easily. But I based rating on screen we saw. It was no.3 or 4 but the seats were really cramped. Again it's a great cinema but I guess unless it's a main screen it's not as perfect as say a Picturehouse.more
I'm updating my review, because last night, and for the second time, I've popped out of the cinema screen to find the downstairs bar at the Ritzy shut. I then had to go upstairs to order drinks and, the same as last time, there was a queue so by the time I got served, slowly, I'd missed 5 mins of the film. Last night they also gave me glasses which, as I walked back into the screen, a cinema...more
ATMOSPHERE, STYLE, SCREENS is what I'm talking about
Atmosphere: If you're looking for quirky, arthouse, retro, chilled out indy feel with a nice cafe and small selection of snacks - then this is for you - if your looking for big action multiplex - just no.
Screens: 1(as in 1 of them - i can't remember the screen number) is really really pretty, think converted theatre, and the rest are like...more
Beautiful art deco theatre with a great programme.
I watched Richard Ayoade present a Truffaut movie here once, and also saw an artist showcase in the bar upstairs. Both were great. Seats are comfy, the bar is also great. Best time is in the summer when you can porch out front facing the Windrush Square.more
I rarely rate cinemas, but this one is definitely worth visiting.
Just a stone's throw away from Brixton underground station, the Ritzy Picturehouse is a stylish theatre that allows you to drink in the cinema! They're quite relaxed about food/drink, and many people even brought in snacks from the nearby Sainsbury's. The seats are very comfortable and the screen was huge.
My only complaint...more