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The Ritz Cinema

The Ritz Cinema was considered the most luxurious of all the cinemas in our area. This was perhaps due to its large stage, crystal chandeliers a blaze with light, solid mahogany doors and trims, lavish flower displays, high quality seating and plush red carpets of a glorious ornate décor....

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1953 after the East Coast floods. Much of the wood on the promenade near the big dipper had come from the amusement arcades built out over the beach which were completely demolished in the storm.

Flooding is not new to us and in the past 100 years, flood events have occurred in 1919, 1920, 1938, 1953, 1973, 1976 and 1978. But the worst of all was in 1953. The 1950’s showed much promise and the first two years showed record crowds in Cleethorpes. Our...

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