The Ritz, Wallsend

  • Description

    Now a JD Wetherspoon pub "Designed by the cinema specialist Percy L Browne, this Art Deco-style building has long been a feature of High Street West. The Ritz had seats for 1,636 patrons and first opened its doors on 15 May 1939, with a screening of The Gangster’s Boy, starring Jackie Cooper. The last film show at The Ritz was on 8 September 1962. The building soon reopened as a bingo hall – which eventually closed on 9 October 2011." (Wetherspoon Website)
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  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Dedication (CC0)
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years ago
    Viewed: 352 times
    Picture Taken: 2020-03-08T13:34:28
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