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Randwick Ritz Cinema

Randwick Ritz Cinema

When it comes to an easy and relaxing day or night out, it is hard to beat the joys of going to the cinema. The promise of a good film, the comfort of a cushiony theatre chair and the smell of fresh popcorn in the air. What better place to make your outing extra special than venturing to the Ritz Cinema in Randwick.

Located on St Paul’s Street, just moments from our Randwick accommodation, the Randwick Ritz is one of only two original Art Deco cinemas remaining in Sydney, the other located in Cremorne. The Ritz showcases films from the latest blockbusters to all-time classics and everything in between.

The History of Randwick Ritz

Built in 1937 and currently Heritage listed, every nook and cranny of the Ritz Cinema is steeped in rich history and tradition. As the last known surviving theatre designed by Aaron M. Bolot, the Ritz is a rare survivor of the cinema culture of the 1930s. This family-owned and independent cinema has seen it all – over its 80-plus-year history – and is still thriving today. It is a beloved landmark of the city and a long-standing institution embedded in the very fabric of the Randwick neighbourhood.

With an additional three theatres added to the original site in 1997 and a further two theatres added in 2001, the Ritz boasts an impressive seating capacity of 900. For even more glamour, it has been home to the Australian Film Walk of Fame since 2008, with the installation of plaques outside the Ritz, honouring members of the Australian film industry. Blending the modern cinematic experience with heritage touches, it is easy to see how the Ritz Cinema has accumulated a strong and loyal audience base and continues to attract and intrigue visitors.

As one of the largest permanent cinema auditoriums left in Sydney, you truly cannot go past the Ritz for a magnificent movie-going experience that will transport you back to the golden age of cinema.

Movie Events and Sydney Film Festival

Discover their eclectic range of retro and cult movie events from Italian movie festivals to surfing cult movies plus all the new releases. Plus they often hold red carpet nights with Premieres of some unique Australian-made films and doco’s to see and be seen. Or enjoy a drink from the balcony overlooking The Spot – a great place to meet up with friends before or after the show. Some special events even take place here during the Sydney Film Festival so be sure to check out what’s on!

Pre-Theatre Dinner

Currently the Ritz partner with one of our Stay local restaurants, that we partner with, Del Punto. They offer a variety of tapas with a jug of Sangria as a pre-movie dinner special – see and book here.

Randwick Ritz Location, Parking and Session Times

The Ritz is just a short stroll from our properties in Randwick. There is some unmetered, time-restricted on-street parking nearby as well as a car park adjacent to the Ritz. The Wilson car park on-site is open daily from 7 am – 1 am. Information about discounts on parking is available from the Ticket Box with purchase of your Ritz cinema ticket. See here for available session times

Getting There

Venue: 45 St Pauls Street Randwick NSW 2031
Phone: (02) 8324 2500

4 min walk from our Randwick properties


Like the Randwick Ritz, here at Sydney Lodges, we are a small family business so we appreciate it when you come to Stay Local with us and when you have the opportunity to Support Local as well, it helps our community and makes us very happy!