Nya Ritz Biografen

Kungsholmsgatan 21,
Stockholm 112 27

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Opened as the Vidi Biografen on 29th September 1929. Seating was provided for 476 in the orchestra and 130 in the balcony. The cinema was built into part of an apartment building. In August 1930, it was renamed Ritz Biografen.

It became one of the premiere cinemas in Stockholm from 1957, when it was re-named Nya Ritz Biografen (New Ritz Cinema), and began screening 70mm roadshow films. The first being “Around the World In 80 Days” on 1st January 1958. This was followed by “South Pacific”. When “West Side Story” began advance booking in January-March 1962, screenings were sold out months in advance.

The Nya Ritz Biografen was closed on 25th September 1983. Today, the former cinema is in use as a recording studio, known as the Engelsberg Studios.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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