Ritz Cinema

97-109 High Street,
Yiewsley, UB7 7HJ

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Ritz 1960

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Located in Yiewsley, to the west of Greater London. The Marlborough Cinema was opened on 24th September 1923, opposite Yiewsley Town Hall. The opening film was Jackie Coogan in “Circus Days”. It was re-modeled and redecorated by architect H. Scott Willey and re-opened on 18th September 1933.

Taken over by the Union Cinemas chain, they were taken over by Associated British Cinemas(ABC) in October 1937. ABC closed the Marlborough Cinema on 2nd June 1956.

It was taken over by an independent operator and re-named Ritz Cinema from 26th August 1956. The Ritz Cinema was closed on 16th April 1960 with Eric Portman in "The Good Companions" and George Montgomery in "Last of the Badmen".

It was converted into a retail store and was later demolished in November and December 1983. A small National Health Service office block named Kirk House, was built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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