Ritz Cinema to celebrate 80th anniversary with tickets offer
Ritz Cinema will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in July when
its owners will be offering cut-price tickets for a full month
to thank the community for its support.
cinema in Victoria Street, which has three screens, originally
opened in 1936.
current owners, Pat and Beryl Scott, pictured, who have
run it for 12 years, are planning to celebrate the anniversary
in a special way next month.
will be reduced to just £4 between July 1st-28th from the
usual charge of £7.40 so that all the community can come
along and share in our celebration," said Beryl.
a big milestone, and since the cinema's success is down to the
wonderful support of the people of Burnham and Highbridge, we
wanted to give them something back as a thank you."
building has been used as a cinema since 1936 - click
here for 1936 memorabilia from the cinema's opening - when
it had more than 500 seats, however due to dwindling visitor numbers
it was forced to close in 2002.
and Beryl spent more than £120,000 renovating the building
after they took on the building. They
re-opened the cinema on September 17th 2004 with two new large
screens, state-of-the-art projectors plus air conditioning and
seating for up to 230 people.
then, the facility has become a well-used, thriving part of Burnham's
social life. Its third screen opened for the first time last October.
cinema memorabilia from the 1936 opening