Ritz Cinema

Pudding Lane,
Maidstone, ME14 1NY

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Ritz Cinema Maidtone

Located in the centre of Maidstone, Kent. The Pavilion Picture Palace was opened on 18th March 1911, a conversion of a former skating rink. It was enlarged in 1920, with a seating capacity of 1,350.

It was modernised and taken over by the Union Cinemas chain on 3rd October 1935, reopened on 5th October 1935 as the Ritz Cinema. It was taken over by the Associated British Cinemas(ABC) circuit in October 1937.

The Ritz Cinema was closed on 11th January 1954 after suffering damage by a fire. It was later demolished and an office and retail development known as Cornwallis House was built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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