Randomness Guide to London - Differences between Version 14 and Version 4 of Ritzy Cinema
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|A lovely independent cinema in [[Locale Brixton|Brixton]], run by the City Screen group.
||Cinema in Brixton. Hosts the monthly [http://potatoprint.livejournal.com/523395.html?style=mine Knitflicks] knitting group meetups — special screenings where the lights are left on so you can see what you're doing!
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Films shown are a mix of mainstream and arthouse features. Screen 1 is very large, holding several hundred, though other screens are far smaller. The seats are all very comfortable.
It used to host monthly Knitflicks knitting group meetups (special screenings where the lights are left on so you can see what you're doing), but we're not sure if these are still happening. They also do special screenings for other groups quite regularly, so it's worth checking the website.
The cafe and bar area has been prominently relocated to the front of the cinema with the box office to the side. There is also a cafe space upstairs, serving pizzas and savoury crepes, as well as a range of drinks, alcoholic and otherwise. Do be warned that service can be a little on the slow side, so if you need to get to a film, allow plenty of time. On [[Ewan]]'s most recent visit they had managed to run out of all but the most expensive red wines (which cost more than £5 for a small 175ml glass).
Since the redesign of Windrush Square, there is now extensive bicycle parking in front of the Ritzy. It is probably the safest place in Brixton to leave a bike all day because of the constant custom in the cafe/bar.
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* [http://www.brixtonblog.com/the-ritzy-at-100/1303 Brixton Blog article]
* [http://londonist.com/2011/03/cinefile-the-ritzy-cinemas-centenary.php Londonist article]
* [http://londonrobstuff.blogspot.com/2011/11/ritzy-cinema-brixton-sw2.html London Stuff article]
* [http://www.qype.co.uk/place/66465#reviews Qype comments]
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20090213110228/http://www.welovelocal.com/en/london/lambeth/brixton/cinemas/ritzy-cinema-sw21jg.html#reviews welovelocal comments]
<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[itsbruce]], February 2011.</div>
address='Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane'
category='Bars,Bike Parking Available,Cafes,Cinemas,Coffee Shops,Pancakes,Pizza'
* [http://www.qype.co.uk/place/66465-Ritzy-Cinema-London Qype reviews]
* [http://www.welovelocal.com/en/london/lambeth/brixton/cinemas/ritzy-cinema-sw21jg.html welovelocal comments]
<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[doop]], [[Juliet]], and others, 2 March 2007. Knitflicks not yet attended by an RGLer (or, alternatively, RGL has not yet recruited any regular knitflickers...)</div>
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phone='0871 704 2068'
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summary='Cinema in Brixton, home of the knitflicks knitting group.'
summary='Cinema in Brixton.'
|summary='Cinema in Brixton, home of the knitflicks knitting group.' website='http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/'|
Cinema in Brixton. Hosts the monthly Knitflicks knitting group meetups — special screenings where the lights are left on so you can see what you're doing!
Last visited by doop, Juliet, and others, 2 March 2007. Knitflicks not yet attended by an RGLer (or, alternatively, RGL has not yet recruited any regular knitflickers...)
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