Ritz Cinema

13 Frances Street, Wright's Arcade,
Newtownards, BT23 3DW

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Ritz Cinema

The Picture Palace opened prior to 1917. It was taken over by the Union Cinemas chain in September 1936, and was reconstructed to the plans of architect R. Sharpe Hill, and re-opened as the Ritz Cinema on 1st March 1937. Union Chinemas chain was taken over by Associated British Cinema(ABC) chain in October 1937.

ABC closed the Ritz Cinema on 16th July 1966. The building was converted into a shopping arcade and health club.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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CSWalczak on November 3, 2010 at 10:43 pm

This is picture of the front of the former Ritz Cinema in Newtownards: http://ulster-images.fotopic.net/p53580365.html and this is labeled as being a photo of the rear: http://ulster-images.fotopic.net/p55513824.html

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