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The Ritz, Wallsend


The Ritz is a public house on High Street West in Wallsend. It was originally the Ritz Cinema, which opened on the 15th of May 1939 as part of the Associated British Cinemas (ABC) chain. The Art Deco-style building was designed by the firm Percy L. Browne, Son and Harding. The cinema could seat 1,092 people in the stalls and 544 in the circle.[1] The last film shown at The Ritz was on the 8th of September 1962. The building was soon reopened as a Meca bingo hall, which closed on the 9th October 2011. The building was then converted into a public house by JD Wetherspoon, retaining much of the original cinema seating and features. The Ritz is on North Tyneside's 'Local List' of Buildings and Parks of Local Architectural and Historic Interest.

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The Ritz, Wallsend
- Details of the pub on the Wetherspoon Website, including a section on the building's history, and photos.

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

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