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Demolition of the Ritz cinema at Parson Cross.

Demolition of the Ritz cinema at Parson Cross.

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ITS silver screen was long since gone, the curtains lowered on decades of films and fun.

But now it really is the last picture show – more than 75 years after this once fine suburban Sheffield cinema first opened its doors.

It's five to eight and the house full signs are up at the Ritz, circa 1943. The doorman is Mr Bilton. photo by Bernard Dore.
It's five to eight and the house full signs are up at the Ritz, circa 1943. The doorman is Mr Bilton. photo by Bernard Dore.

Demolition crews have moved in to knock down the former Ritz cinema in Parson Cross, prominently situated at the junction of Wordsworth Avenue and Southey Green Road.

 

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