Bijou-Roxy-Ritz Cinemas

2820 Vine Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45219

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blgwc
blgwc on October 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm

I remember watching a film there, going out to the lobby because a splice had caused the film to be out of frame, and there was the projectionist playing the video game.

hanksykes
hanksykes on January 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Blue auditorium seating from The Cox Th. on 7th St. were sited or seated here after the Cox was demolished. Blue was Mrs. Cox’s favorite color.

meheuck
meheuck on November 29, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Talked to my old friend Russ, and here’s what he remembered:

“I remember seeing one movie there – A Piece of the Action, one of the three pseudo-blaxploitation pictures Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier did together in the ‘70s.

As I recall, the building, itself, was an attempt at a boutique mini mall, like what the Ludlow Garage tried being. The “theatres” were on the lower level, I believe. I put that in quotes because it was really just a three-screen theatre, with each screening room bearing a different name. I want to say the idea was to give each its own identity, in terms of what was shown, but that could be wrong. I think the top level might have been a club – it certainly became one. There was a record store – I still remember they had one of those stand-up displays, for Queen’s News of the World.

The screening rooms, themselves, were just like the old Studio Cinema, downtown. Long, straight, narrow rooms, canted floor, quarter size screen.

It was art house/revival house/second run, with the second run stuff intended to pay for the other stuff."