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Ritzy show ‘icing on cake’ for Brixton film-maker

A Brixton film-maker’s latest documentary will be shown at the Ritzy this week. Simone Richardson previews The Jill of the Trade Charysse Tia Harper’s short documentary, The Jill of The...
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Ritzy launch for Brixton feature film

A Brixton Tale, a film that could define how the world sees Brixton for years to come, goes on general release on 17 September. Its...
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Music, politics and Brixton – an unbeatable combination at The Ritzy

Now showing at the Ritzy is Summer of Soul, a documentary set in Harlem, New York, but with great relevance for Brixton. Simone Richardson went...
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Managing Brixton’s Ritzy cinema … a labour of love

Nana Acheampong fell in love with the Ritzy as a youngster – and now she’s a duty manager at the cinema. Simone Richardson finds...
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Brixton Ritzy reopens next week

All Picturehouse cinemas, including Brixton’s Ritzy, are to reopen on Wednesday 19 May. New releases to be screened will include Oscar and BAFTA winners Judas And...
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Brixton’s Ritzy among hundreds of cinemas to suspend operations

The Cineworld Group announced this morning (5 October) that all of its Picturehose cinemas in the UK – which includes Brixton’s Ritzy – will...

Townscape Heritage Entertainment Series: The Ritzy Cinema

Following the interest in our recent article exploring the entertainment culture that has thrived in Brixton since the Victorian era, we decided to do...
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Afro House returns to Upstairs at the Ritzy

Afro-House hits Upstairs at the Ritzy this Friday 24 January 8pm – 2am. Billed as "Makhe: The Return" – the second instalment of the...
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Upstairs at the Ritzy celebrates 10 years with a new look and party

Jazz musician Gordon Wedderburn aptly described the new look of Brixton’s Upstairs at the Ritzy bar as an “Afro-centric refurbishment” after it fully reopened...
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Alex and the Wonderland celebrate song release at the Ritzy

Brixton supporters of the live music are in for a treat this week. Local music artist and band Alex and the Wonderland are celebrating the...

Union calls off Ritzy boycott but fight for equal pay continues

The long running dispute between Ritzy workers and Cineworld has been suspended says BECTU, the trade union representing cinema workers. The boycott campaign which...
Supporters of the Ritzy strikers brave the cold to picket the cinema urging potential patrons to back the boycott

Another Ritzy union rep wins case against sacking

A former Brixton Ritzy cinema worker, sacked for her trade union activities in support of the Living Wage, has won a victory with major...
Sacked union reps (l-r)Tom McKain, Marc Cowan and Natalie Parsons outside the Ritzy in Brixton

Brixton Ritzy told it must reinstate sacked living wage campaigners

TWO staff members at Brixton's Ritzy cinema who were sacked for organising the campaign of strikes for a living wage have won their jobs...
Sacked union reps (l-r)Tom McKain, Marc Cowan and Natalie Parsons outside the Ritzy in Brixton

Ritzy union reps were unfairly dismissed

  Union representatives at Brixton’s Ritzy Cinema were unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal has ruled. Workers at the Ritzy have been campaigning over several years to...
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Corbyn pledges support for Brixton Ritzy strikers

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged solidarity with members of the BECTU union on strike at Picturehouse cinemas, including Brixton’s Ritzy, today (8 March). “I fully...
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Ritzy workers plan week-long strike

Workers campaigning to be paid the London Living Wage at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema will join other Picturehouse chain employees in a week of action...