$10 Movie Tickets at Ritz Cinema
Cinemas in NSW have received the green light to reopen on July 1 – there’ll be no limit on the number of patrons, but movie theatres will have to adhere to the four-square-metre rule when it comes to seating.
Randwick’s The Ritz is welcoming the news with $10 movie tickets during reopening week. It’s putting a bunch of public-health measures in place, including spaced seating (those in the same household can sit together); hand sanitiser stations in the foyer; card-only payment; limited capacity (to ensure social distancing); staggered session start times; and more cleaning.
Some of the films that will be screening: The Assistant, a tense drama by Melbourne filmmaker Kitty Green dissecting toxic office culture beyond the #MeToo movement; The Trip to Greece (the latest in The Trip series by Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon); Hearts and Bones, a moving Aussie drama starring Hugo Weaving; Resistance, the WWII drama starring Jesse Eisenberg; travel doco Romantic Road; and animated film 100% Wolf.
Ritz is reigniting its Cult Classics program, which was planned before the lockdown. A 35mm screening of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971) will screen on July 1 at 7pm; Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), also in 35mm, will screen on July 3 at 7pm; Casablanca (1942) will screen on July 2 at 2.30pm; and Singin’ in the Rain (1952) will screen on July 4 at 1pm.
The Hitchcock Retrospective is back too: see To Catch a Thief on July 1 at 2.30pm and The Trouble With Harry on July 5 at 3pm.