Tyne and Wear HER(9313): Wallsend, High Street West, Ritz Cinema (Mecca Bingo)

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    "Former Ritz Cinema. Opened on 15 May 1939. Built for the Associated British Cinemas (ABC) chain. Designed by the firm Percy L. Browne, Son and Harding. The cinema could seat 1092 people in the stalls and 544 in the circle. It was in Art Deco style with sinuous lines of curving plaster and decorative grilles around the extraction vents. The Ritz Cinema closed on 8th September 1962..."
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    Link: https://www.twsitelines.info/smr/9313
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years ago
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