Ritz Cinema

95-99 High Street West,
Wallsend, NE28 8JD

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geordielad
geordielad on May 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Saw the building converted as a pub. Ask the features have been hidden or demolished. Posterior of entrance foyer, inner foyer and circle staircase demolished and no access, New pub is modern box within building. Traffic considering the nearby wallaw approach compared to this. Exterior is better as paint removed and resorted but grills and entrance doors gone now gates and new signage I’d not in keeping with original design

geordielad
geordielad on August 1, 2014 at 5:21 am

This is going to be a Wetherspoons Pub. Sadly it was never listed and looking at the proposal I understand the foyer (which has a wonderful ceiling hidden beneath) and ticket office is being demolished to create a open smoking area. I also understand that the fantastic auditorium ceiling is being hidden with a suspended ceiling :( :(

Ian
Ian on February 19, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I think you may be right JohnGn – it was referred to as the ABC Ritz, but it closed about the time the circuit was rebranded with the sole ABC name.

JohnGn
JohnGn on February 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I don’t think that it was ever renamed ABC. From it’s press advertising, it would appear to have retained the Ritz name until the end. The last film to be shown was “A Kind of Loving”.