Ritz at the Bourse

400 Ranstead Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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TheALAN
TheALAN on April 23, 2014 at 10:38 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 8:20 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 8, 2014 at 1:36 am

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 6:57 pm

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

hdtv267
hdtv267 on February 9, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Another visit today (2/9/13) and it was another favourable experience. Seeing a good movie helped (John Dies at the End). Once again the greeting from employee.

More Landmark radio. No hobos looking for chicken.

What makes me sad is how well run and behaved at this theatre and a few blocks away on Walnut Street is such a debacle.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on December 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

The RitzBourse has been really trying hard of late and I appreciate the effort.

On my recent visits here (12/8/12 and 12/15/12) the program was started by having an employee welcome us and re-inforce the no texting/talking. Sad that it even needs to be mentioned- those whom patronize these ‘sorts of films’ you think would know better.

Unfortunately on the 15th, you really couldn’t hear the announcement since Landmark started a “Landmark radio” which they kept on while this poor bloke tried to speak.

Other than that, I had much better experiences there than last time. Still no sign of hobos looking for chicken though.

alps
alps on April 5, 2012 at 10:01 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 9:44 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 7:25 pm

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