Ritz at the Bourse

400 Ranstead Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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hdtv267
hdtv267 on December 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm

yes I second that, thanks so much for maintaining a wonderful site as you do. It’s refreshing when someone contributes something of substance.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on December 17, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Rivest266 I would like to say thank you so much for finding all these wonderful opening ads for all these theaters that you do. :)

alps
alps on December 16, 2016 at 8:39 pm

As with the Ritz Five, Landmark refuses to put money to update this theater as well. I have encountered too many broken seats as of late. A security issue remains from time to time mentally ill homeless people would find their way in the theater. Still better than the Ritz Five.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 8, 2016 at 6:35 pm

September 19,1990 grand opening ad in the photo section.

TheALAN
TheALAN on April 23, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Does anyone know who the architect was for the Ritz at the Bourse? And, since the Ritz has five screens, how many moviegoers does each auditorium seat?

TheALAN
TheALAN on April 23, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Inside — this theater sparkles! Outside — blah, blah, blah! Just five single sided movie posters. NO marquee, NO chase lights, NO signage. Just RITZ etched in the glass. Even the box office is unmarked. This theater deserves better!

ronnie21
ronnie21 on February 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Seen the movie “Wonderland” about the john holmes murders in October of 2003. Nice theater.. even had users and lobby cards.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on May 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm

U Penn alumni magazine article about seeing a film here http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0513/elsewhere.html

alps
alps on April 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I don’t know about the times you were there, hdtv267, but I have gone a lot in the afternoon, I have seen on many occasions, homeless people hanging around in the street level lobby, with filhty detressed plastic bags. Homeless individuals, who use the men’s rooms, some leave and some go into the auditoriums. The last straw for me was, on two occasions', disturbed people made noise and muttering sounds all through two french films, I was trying to enjoy. Management gave me a pass, but that is not the point, this is the Ritz, not the old Budco Goldman Theater. I expect more from this chain, so would Ramon Possel, if he were alive. I only go to the Ritz 5, the crumbling original theater, when the film I want to see is not playing in Voorhees. This is a security issue, as well, I paid, they didn’t. There is a blind spot at the Bourse, where the cashier can not see, this is how they get in and this is why they need a ticket taker at all times. I have spoken to management about this, maybe hdtv, it have gotten better since you been there. I plan on seeing “Salt of Life” this weekend, I hope you’re right.

alps
alps on December 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I love to attend this theater in the afternoons. Recently, since in the daytime there are no ticket takers, there has been a problem with homeless people sneeking into this theater.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 5, 2008 at 2:25 pm

This photo depicts going downstairs from outside, to the cinemas:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/carmizzle/385240042/