Our Story

The Electric Pavilion opened on 11 March 1911 and was one of England's earliest purpose-built cinemas, seating over 750 in its grand auditorium. It was seen as a 'scruffy relation' to the nearby Palladium and was known as the 'flea pit'.

In 1976 the cinema closed and came close to demolition. However, collaboration between Lambeth Council and the management saw the venue reopen as an arts cinema with the name Little Bit Ritzy, from which the present name is derived. In 1994 four screens, a bar and a café were added. 

Today the cinema is a popular and much-loved destination for film-lovers at the heart of a bright and bustling Brixton scene. The Ritzy's Edwardian exterior and main auditorium remain intact and stand as an impressive example of early cinema architecture.

The downstairs restaurant-bar offers a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, while Upstairs at the Ritzy is a live events venue that's a well-known and well-loved cultural hub for Brixton. 

Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton
Brixton Oval
Coldharbour Lane

Ticket Prices

Weekends &
Bank Holidays

All day on Saturday & Sunday, 17.00 onwards
on Friday & bank holidays

Adult    £14.80 

Member    £11.80

Retired    £13.80 

Retired Member    £10.80 

Student    £13.80 

Student Member    £10.50 

Child    £8.60 

Family*    £34.40
(four people, including a least two children)


Films starting from 17.00 onwards
on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Adult    £14.40 

Member    £11.40 

Retired    £13.40 

Retired Member    £10.40 

Student    £13.40 

Student Member    £10.40 

Child    £8.40 

Family*    £33.60
(four people, including a least two children)


Films starting before 17.00
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Adult    £11.80 

Member    £9.80 

Retired    £10.80 

Retired Member    £8.80 

Student    £10.80 

Student Member    £8.80 

Child    £7.80

Family*    £31.20
(four people, including at least two children) 

Happy Mondays

All day on Monday (excluding bank holidays)

Adult    £7.90 

Member    £4.90 

Retired    £7.90 

Retired Member    £4.90 

Student    £7.90 

Student Member    £4.90 

Child    £5.90 

Family*    £23.60
(four people, including at least two children)

3D films may cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses (you can buy these at the cinema for an extra 70p, or bring your own).

*Family tickets are for four people, at least two of whom must be under 15. Not applicable to premium-priced screenings.

Have a question about our prices? We might have the answer in our FAQs.

Clubs & Groups


Tickets are £3 for all.

Our Autism-Friendly screenings take place on the third Sunday of the month.

At these screenings, we strive to create an environment that is welcoming for people with a range of conditions such as autism, learning disabilities and cognitive disorders.

Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Watch with Baby  

Regular ticket prices apply.

The Watch with Baby club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Watch with Baby at the Ritzy takes place on Mondays at 11.00.

Babies go free. Adults are only admitted if accompanying a baby.

Kids' Club  

Tickets are £3 for all.

The Kids' Club is every Saturday at 11.00. Doors open at 10.30.

Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Toddler Time   

£3 (accompanying adults free).

Join us Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 11.00 for 30 minutes of episodes for preschool children and their parents and carers.

A great way to introduce your toddler to the experience of the cinema!


Tickets are £4 for all.

Our Dementia-Friendly screenings are open to all but cater especially for people living with dementia. Free tea/coffee and biscuits are served before the film, and there's also a short interval.

Click here for upcoming screenings.

Discover / Rediscover   

Tickets only £5 for Members (£8 general admission).

New and classic films on the big screen where they belong.

Silver Screen   


Silver Screen is a free-to-join club for the over-60s. Enjoy discounted tickets and free tea and filter coffee at our Silver Screen shows.

Silver Screen runs Thursdays before 17.00. Non-members are welcome - the usual ticket prices apply.

Click here for upcoming screenings.

Screen Arts   

Ticket prices vary.

Bringing world-class productions of theatre, ballet, opera and live music to the big screen.


Travel Information

By Bus

The following bus routes run close to the cinema: 2, 3, 35, 45, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 345, 355, P4, P5, N2, N3, N35, N37, N109.

By Train

The nearest train station is Brixton Railway Station (5-minute walk).

By Tube

The nearest tube station is Brixton (2-minute walk, Victoria line).

By Car

For parking information please visit lambeth.gov.uk.

Ritzy Gallery

Ritzy Gallery