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The Ritz, Forest Hall

The 'Ritz' Bingo & Social Club in Forest Hall was originally a cinema. The Ritz cinema, with 1,062 seats, opened on the 9th November 1936 with Laurel & Hardy in "The Bohemian Girl"[1]. The Art Deco building was designed by architects Percy Lindsey Browne & Son of Newcastle. It was damaged by air raids during the Second World War.[2] The cinema's last film was shown on 2nd December 1962, after which it was converted into a bingo club.

Forest Hall 1936 Former Cinemas Art Deco Local List Historic Buildings and Monuments in North Tyneside
Ritz Cinema, Forest Hall (1936 - 1962)
- "Located in Forest Hall, today a district to the outer north of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Ritz Cinema was opened on 9th November 1936 with Laurel & Hardy in “The …

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The 'Ritz' Bingo & Social Club

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Tyne and Wear HER(9309): Forest Hall, Forest Hall Road, Ritz Cinema
- "Opened 9th November 1936 as a cinema. Converted to a Bingo Hall in 1961. Damaged by air raids during the war. Unusual interior layout - seats run at right angles …

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Tyne & Wear HER: 9309
Post code: NE12 7AX
Grid ref: NZ28106992


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