157-159 Chesterfield Road,
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Located in the northwest of Mansfield. The Ritz Cinema was opened on 24th September 1936. It was independenly operated and seating in the 650-seat auditorium was on a single floor in a stadium style, with a raised stepped seating area at the rear. In February 1938, a Hammond electronic organ was installed. On 20th March 1938, the auditorium was totally destroyed in a fire. The front of the building, foyer and projection box were not damaged.
The auditorium was rebuilt and the Ritz Cinema re-opened on 30th July 1938 with Jean Harlow in "Saratoga". The seating capacity had been slightly reduced to 622, but the decorative scheme was similare to the original auditorium. The proscenium was 28 feet wide.
The Ritz Cinema was closed on 4th May 1958 with Bing Crosby in "Just For You" and William Holden in " The Turning Point". It was converted into a car showroom, which remains open in 2010 as Mile Hill Garage-‘Miles of Smiles’.
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