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The Ritz Cinema opened just prior to Christmas, 1937. It had seating for 850 in stalls and balcony, later reduced to 716. There was full stage and flytower and a proscenium arch 23 feet wide.
It was modernised in 1972, and in 1975, the Durham based company Fairworld purchased the Ritz Cinema. It was closed for alterations in January 1976 and re-opened as a twin cinema seating 240 and 135, as the Fairworld Film Centre in February 1976. Conversion work was carried out by Modernisation Ltd, a company founded by the Freise-Greene family. Seating was later reduced to 156 and 96.
Still operating in the 1990’s, it eventually closed and became a factory/warehouse for Blinds UK. This too has closed and the building is currently derelict.
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