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“Excellent Randwick/Coogee cinema option”
Review of The Ritz Cinema

The Ritz Cinema
Ranked #1 of 9 Fun & Games in Randwick
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Reviewed 16 February 2010

The Ritz is something of an institution around Randwick. The cinema is still housed in its original art-deco building in The Spot, which lends the place a pleasant ambience. The down side of the heritage-listed building is that some of the theatres are on the small side; the complex comprises the main original theatre (theatre 1) and some smaller theatres, which were built more recently.

Theatre 1 is a treat, with old-style seating, a plastered interior with typical art-deco motifs and fittings, a large screen and the original balcony. The newest releases of the week are usually screened in Theatre 1, and so, if you can, go to a session in that theatre. The smaller theatres in the complex are good when not too crowded (the smallest crowds are during the day on weekdays).

Prices are a little lower than you might pay elsewhere ($13 for an adult to a normal session) and drop to a flat rate of $8 to sessions on a Tuesday. Tickets to '3D' sessions are more expensive (and I would suggest travelling to the Hoyts at Fox Studios or to the Greater Union at Bondi Junction for 3D films).

The cinema also benefits from its location in The Spot: there are dozens of places to eat before or after the film with some places offering special 'cinema' deals. (Restaurant Balzac up the road in Randwick also offers a special $55 pp two-course 'Pre Ritz' menu, for a more special night out). The Spot is also a transport hub with the 372, 373, 376, 377, 314, 316 and 317 buses all stopping there and the 370 stopping a short walk up the road. Car parking, though, is more limited and drivers must rely on spaces available in the surrounding residential streets, which generally have a time-limit of 3 hours and fill up very quickly on evenings and weekends.

Food and drink options inside the Ritz are fairly standard cinema fare both in terms of variety, price and quality. The second floor of the Ritz offers a licensed bar, with a balcony. Although the bar offers food, I would recommend eating in one of the nearby cafes if you want a proper meal.

5  Thank snr_sydney
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