Ritzy Cinema Brixton

Added to your love list
0 Love It

The Ritzy is a Brixton institution, much loved for its friendly staff and anti-multiplex atmosphere. One of south London’s oldest picture palaces (it originally opened in 1911), today the Ritzy has still got a little of that grandeur. Its five screens are all comfortable and reasonably sized, while the programme strikes the perfect balance between major blockbusters and independent films, plus late-night shows and classics. There are also two bars, one offering a view across Windrush Square and serving slap-up café food, the other tucked upstairs inside the cinema and playing host to an array of club nights and stand-up shows.

Venue name: Ritzy Cinema Brixton
Contact:
Address: Brixton Oval
Coldharbour Lane
London
SW2 1JG
Transport: Tube: Brixton
  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    In 1939, rosy-cheeked chanteuse Judy Garland trumpeted the cosy, all-American proverb that ‘there’s no place like home’ in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. She returned five years later to reaffirm those beliefs in Vincente Minnelli’s musical masterpiece, ‘Mee...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    According to Hollywood legend, the Oscars banned animals from being eligible for Best Actor after German shepherd Rin Tin Tin won most votes in 1929. That won’t sound so ridiculous if you watch this powerful Hungarian drama featuring the Al Pacino...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Comedy seldom travels well from one culture to another, but from the first, pre-credits episode of this engaging if uneven satire highlighting humanity's more basic instincts, it's clear the young Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron has a kna...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Released in the wake of star Paul Walker’s untimely death in a car wreck, ‘Fast & Furious 7’ was always going to lay it on thick with the nostalgic montages and slap on the back, hug-it-out, ‘I’m gonna miss you, dog’ macho bonding. But for all tha...
    Read more
  • Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Fashion fans will love this fly-on-the-wall doc about eight make-or-break weeks at the house of Dior, filmed in 2012 as newly-appointed designer Raf Simons puts together his first haute couture collection against the clock. The Belgian was hired a...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 1 out of 5 stars
    Life in postwar Russia was brutal. Stalin’s Soviets were cracking down on dissidents. Food was in short supply and the winters were punishing. Worst of all, everyone went around speaking in weird pidgin English, with phlegm-clogged voices like the...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    A perfect Swedish family’s skiing trip in the French Alps seems to be going just fine in Ruben Ostlund’s remarkably confident and subtle comedy, a film in which domesticity unravels deliciously. Apart from a little whingeing from the kids, everyon...
    Read more
  •  If you’re planning on taking a gamble this festival, you could do a lot worse than catching Dagur Kári’s follow-up to ‘Noi Albinoi’, a drifting and delightfully funny shaggy-dog story of graffiti artist Daniel (Cedergren) and his utter detachment...
    Read more
  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Maturity is a slippery staircase in the comedies of American indie filmmaker Noah Baumbach (‘The Squid and the Whale’, ‘Greenberg’, ‘Frances Ha’). Baumbach delights in puffing up and then deflating characters who aren’t quite ready to grow up. ‘Wh...
    Read more

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|1
1 person listening
Sam Clements

My FAVOURITE cinema in London. Great mix of programming, lovely events and a a great view on that top balcony!