Burham-On-Sea’s Last Movie Houses Closes After 70+ Years

posted by Ross Melnick on July 16, 2002 at 1:24 am

BURNHAM-ON-SEA, ENGLAND — The Ritz, Burnham-on-Sea’s last movie house, has closed after 70 years of operation. According to ThisIsBristol.com, the theater had been operated since September 2000 by Starlight Cinemas which has now decided to close the twin because of the “lack of support”.

The Ritz opened as a movie house in the 1930s with a balcony and was split several years ago. Prior to Starlight Cinemas, it was used by the Ritz Social Club, which still occupies the ground floor of the building.

The liquidators have descended upon the Ritz as it has faded to black…

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