Ritzy Cinema Brixton


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

Brixton Oval
Coldharbour Lane
0871 7042065
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 76 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Ritzy Cinema Brixton

5.0 out of 5 11 February 2015
by Hoon K.

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

3.0 out of 5 31 January 2015
by Rachel J.

Too expensive!! £11 for a student ticket??! Come on!! The popcorn and films are very good though.more

4.0 out of 5 12 October 2014
by Tammy T.

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

5.0 out of 5 11 June 2014
by Claire D.

Amazing little cinema. Cheap, cosy and you can take booze in! The cinema combined with the cafe is great. Subtle, stylish decor with great food and cheap prices. One of my favourite cinemas in London.more

5.0 out of 5 15 June 2013
by Patrick L.

The last film I saw at the Ritzy Cinema of Brixton was Evil Dead a remake from the 1980s horror classic. They also showcased the Q&A session, right after the actual film itself together with the Uruguayan film director, Fede Alvarez and the Suburgatory actress from California, Jane Levy. The UK Film Premiere & Gala Screening with Q&A session of Evil Dead took place in Brixton, south London on...more

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