Ritzy Cinema Brixton

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
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Sam Clements

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