Brixton cinephile favourite, the Ritzy cinema, has been bought by Cineworld along with all other Picturehouse cinemas.
The Managing Director of the group, Lyn Goleby, has insisted that “the Picturehouse cinemas, and all that we stand for, will remain as before and will operate as a standalone division of Cineworld.”
Programming, membership and ticket prices will all remain separate from the Cineworld cinemas. Picturehouse aim to stick with what they are best loved for and to screen a range of features, including art-house, independent, and world cinema films as well as Hollywood blockbusters.
The group is expected to open 10 more Picturehouse venues across the UK as a result of the acquisition.