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.
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- It looks like a walk in the park – and a coffee stop, and a float down the Seine – but Linklater’s magic-hour impromptu lights up passions and possibilities most films don’t dream of. A more seasoned follow-up to ‘Before Sunrise’, in which Ethan...Read more
- Best remembered, if at all, for his 1972 Philly Soul smoocher ‘Me and Mrs Jones’, vocalist Billy Paul probably should have gone on to bigger things. But it didn’t happen for him, and the suggestion here is that his record company frightened off ma...Read more
- In this live-action adventure, Mowgli (Scott Lee) is five before he's jungle-bred. The animals act like animals, sort of, which means that Mowgli wrestles with Baloo the bear, tumbles with wolves, but doesn't discuss philosophy with 'em. He swims ...Read more
- Acclaimed in the US, Linklater's movie has Wiley Wiggins, the lanky longhair in Dazed & Confused, bumping pinball-style from one encounter to the next, with each acquaintance offloading his or her own pet theory of life, the universe and everythin...Read more
- ‘And I’m the asshole,’ Don Cheadle croaks disbelievingly at a bunch of record label execs. He’s playing trumpeter Miles Davis during his reclusive late-1970s ‘lost years’ and the argument concerns royalties. Davis has brought a gun to the office a...Read more
- Who wanted a Disney remake of ‘The Jungle Book’? No one. Especially not one combining CGI with a real-life boy. But forget about your worries – this new version is the jungle VIP. Director Jon Favreau hasn’t monkeyed around, dipping into the 1967 ...Read more
- This follow-up to Tim Burton’s 2010 ‘Alice in Wonderland’ brings back most of the same team (though Burton has stepped back to be a producer), and the same high-energy and bucketful of 3D digital effects approach. Mia Wasikowska returns as the emi...Read more
- There’s a wince-inducing scene in the middle of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ that says just about everything you need to know about this sprawling superheroic mess. It’s 1983, and a group of teenage mutants walk out of a screening of ‘Return of the Jedi’, ...Read more
- Po the panda (voiced by Jack Black) returns as a lovable, paunchy bundle of fur tasked with saving his homeland from disaster in the latest 'Kung Fu Panda' instalment. It’s the first to be co-produced by Oriental Dreamworks—a savvy move, given tha...Read more
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Ab Fab, Boozy Brunch & Morning Bloody Rave
Patsy and Edina are back, sweetie, and Brixtonites are celebrating with a Saturday morning party at the Ritzy. Kick off with Bloody Marys at 9.30am, get limbered up with aerobics and a style wars sesh, and watch the new ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ film at noon....Daytime parties Saturday July 2 2016Read more
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A real gem of a place! The perfect way to spend a cozy Sunday afternoon in Brixton – great films, comfy seats and a yummy selection of cinema treats & drinks… What more could you ask for? Easily one of the best cinemas in London.
My FAVOURITE cinema in London. Great mix of programming, lovely events and a a great view on that top balcony!