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Published on Apr 10, 2012
A Film by Sarah Macmillan A 30 minute documentary celebrating the Centenary of the Ritz Cinema features the story of Walter Power, the pioneer of the Cinema in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. A nostalgic look into cinema history the film captures the atmosphere of very early cinema beginning with silent movies and the first 'talking pictures' through to the present day. The film also includes a rare glimpse of life in the projection room along with the fun and excitement of the children's Saturday Matinees with sweets and choc ices sold by the girls with the trays and fond memories of romance in the courting seats of the back row.
'100 YEARS AT THE RITZ CINEMA, THIRSK', tells the story of the struggle the Cinema faced in 1994. As independent cinemas closed in nearby towns Thirsk Town Council stepped in to save the Ritz Cinema and a Volunteer Cinema Management Committee was set up to run the Cinema with the help of dedicated local volunteers. In their Centenary Year, the Ritz Cinema continues to go from strength to strength and looks forward to the new digital age of the cinema in Thirsk. '100 YEARS AT THE RITZ CINEMA, THIRSK', is amusing and entertaining, exciting and moving and is essential viewing which all cinema audiences will enjoy. The film is to be screened at the Ritz Cinema, Thirsk North Yorkshire on Sunday 15th April 2012 (Premiere, volunteers & invited guests ) Monday 16th April - Thursday 19th April 7.30pm to be shown before the main feature.
More screening dates T.B.C. throughout the year visit my website for more details & to book this film at your art centre, cinema Festival Community Event etc contact Sarah Macmillan at www.northernlandscapes.org.uk