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A SAD DAY...
Started by: admin (569) Report abuse
ANOTHER PIECE OF WIGAN'S HISTORY CONFINED TO THE DEMOLITION MEN. THANK YOU WIGAN COUNCIL GOOD PIECE OF FILM SHAME ABOUT THE ACCOMPANYING MUSIC

RITZ

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3419) Report abuse
The council that hates it's own town

Posted by: linma (2501) Report abuse
So many happy 😊 memories that we all have for The Ritz.

Posted by: fred mason (2808)   Report abuse
Great film, but so sad. I had many a date there with my girlfriend in the early sixties.Even went dancing above the main entrance, can't remember the name of the dance hall.

Posted by: MarieM (5453) Report abuse
Does anyone remember the queue every Sunday night passed Woolworths.

Posted by: cordyline (5017)   Report abuse
Fred
Was it called the Court School of Dancing ?

Posted by: momac (10015)  Report abuse
The Ritz was a beautiful cinema,and the entrance was second to none,I
wonder where all that lush carpeting went to..all our memories just tossed
aside and for what !!!

Posted by: baker boy (14615) Report abuse
momac
the council knows best.our councillors, some of the dopiest people in britain.

Posted by: linma (2501) Report abuse
Yes it was Cordyline spent many hours dancing there.

Posted by: aussie94 (2021) Report abuse
Like most of tdays self seekers .

Posted by: stacker lee (309) Report abuse
Are you all in your Dotage!! Yes there were long queues, I was in them, about 45 to 50 years ago! Yes you would have spent many hours dancing there, about 50 years ago! Momac, the lush carpeting would have been not worth two blows on a ragmans trumpet by the time that the Ritz closed! As far as I'm aware the Ritz, like other cinemas was privately owned and it shut because no bugger went!! By the way I do think it was a magnificent building! Here's a link to an article:

http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Wigan/RitzWigan.htm

Posted by: Stardelta (6851) Report abuse
So an outdated, redundant, unwanted building with no value other than the land it was built on was sold by its owners, demolished by its new owners, the land used for something else and it's all the councils fault.

Really?

Posted by: momac (10015)  Report abuse
Are you all in your dotage..what a stupid remark !!!

Posted by: baker boy (14615) Report abuse
sad dog
same as the palais de dance. outdated, unused ,unloved, you really are a moronic blind fool.
why knock the pally down to house that concrete monstrosity the millgate council office .a blot on the landscape,even if it had been placed in a russian housing complex.
are you really comparing the ritz and the palias with that cringworthy piece of concrete.

Posted by: FAT MICK (170) Report abuse
It rained in, you could get wet if you sat in row 7F

Posted by: TerryW (1751) Report abuse
Wasn't it bought by Asians who ran in into the ground even more?

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
Was the Ritz the last of the town centre cinemas to bite the dust

 
 
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