Ritz Cinema

The Ritz cinema is situated in the historic market town of Thirsk, in the heart of Herriot Country. It is renowned for its amazing history and uses for not just showing movies, but also films being recorded at the venue too, such as ‘All Creatures Great and Small.’ This cinema was first opened to the public back in 1912 and is still open and running great today. 

Ever since 1995 the cinema has been run by a team of volunteers, aiming to bring new released films to the rural town every day at affordable prices. After an initial partnership period of 12 months, control was passed onto the Volunteer Management Committee using the volunteer determination and support of the local community to turn the cinema into what it is today. 

While attending the cinema in the historic Town of Thirsk you can also visit the local shops/restaurants or even the huge attractions the small town offers. Such as the massive museum of The World of James Herriot where you can learn all about Sir Alfred Wight and his achievements while living there. 

Till this day The Ritz Cinema brings a lot to the small town and with the huge support, it is still running with a fantastic team and even had a huge revamp to it in 2020 where they made the building much more hygienic and spacious for the visitors attending.

16 Westgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1QS 

T: 01845 524 751