Ritz Cinema

16-42 Gordon Street,
Luton, LU1 2QP

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Ambak
Ambak on May 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm

This was one of the many cinemas used for pop package shows in the 1960’s, and notorious as the site of one of P.J.Proby’s on stage trouser splitting incidents, which led to him being banned from all ABC theatres!

Keithmockett
Keithmockett on July 17, 2015 at 10:38 pm

This was the first cinema that I saw 70mm in! Half A Sixpence, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Ice Station Zebra, Ben Hur (1969 reissue) and Where Eagles Dare were all shown here in 70mm with Six Track Stereo. Even as recently as a year or two ago I dreamed it had reopened and was so happy in the dream! So clearly my subconscious holds it in high regard. I also saw The Mask aka Eyes Of Hell there in anaglyph 3D (my first X movie in a double bill with Roger Corman’s The Haunted Palace).

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 28, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Vintage photographs of the Ritz Cinema (when in use as a bingo club in the 1970’s), and its Wurlitzer organ console:
http://www.ukwurlitzer.co.cc/2210.html