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Events

17 Apr
Fantastic Film Festival Australia
Film Festivals Fantastic Film Festival Australia

Fantastic Film Festival Australia returns to Australian cinemas this April and May for three weeks of boundary-pushing and rule-breaking cult, genre, arthouse and alternative cinema.

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18 Apr
Kubrick: A Complete Retrospective
Kubrick Kubrick: A Complete Retrospective

Celebrating the monolithic genius of Stanley Kubrick, 25 years after his death, with a complete retrospective of his films.

Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
19 Apr
This Is Celluloid: Another Year of 35mm and 70mm Screenings
Retrospectives This Is Celluloid: Another Year of 35mm and 70mm Screenings

We're back with an even bigger program of 35mm and 70mm screenings, showcasing masterpieces from the 1920s to now across almost 50 weeks.

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17 Apr
Challengers – Grand Slam Preview
Advance Screenings Challengers – Grand Slam Preview

We’re making a racquet for Luca Guadagnino’s steamy tennis drama Challengers by throwing a Grand Slam Preview on Wednesday 17 April.

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17 Apr
Sting — FFFA Opening Night & Australian Premiere
Film Festivals Sting — FFFA Opening Night & Australian Premiere

Celebrate the Opening of the Fantastic Film Festival Australia 2024 and experience the Australian Premiere of the new Aussie horror Sting with director Kiah Roache-Turner in attendance.

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18 Apr
Dune: Part Two – 70mm Season
70mm Dune: Part Two – 70mm Season

Denis Villeneuve's highly anticipated sci-fi epic DUNE: PART TWO is screening at the Ritz daily in glorious 70mm for a limited engagement.

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20 Apr
Classic Matinees
Retrospectives Classic Matinees

They had style, they had grace. Our Classic Matinees program showcases the greatest and most glamorous pictures from the Golden Age of Hollywood and beyond. Don't just stand there, let's get to it!

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20 Apr
The Sweet East + Surprise Film — presented by Nick Pinkerton
Q&A Screening The Sweet East + Surprise Film — presented by Nick Pinkerton

We’re excited to host a special screening of The Sweet East, with screenwriter Nick Pinkerton in attendance for a post-film Q&A, followed by a surprise film specially curated by Pinkerton.

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20 Apr
The Teachers' Lounge - Members Preview
Advance Screenings The Teachers' Lounge - Members Preview

Catch an early screening of The Teacher's Lounge nominated for Best International Feature at this year's Academy Awards.

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21 Apr
Golda – Pinot Preview
Advance Screenings Golda – Pinot Preview

We’re hosting a preview screening of the highly anticipated biographical thriller GOLDA, starring Helen Mirren as Golda Meir during the tense negotiations of the Yom Kippur War. Tickets include a complimentary glass of Antonio’s Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio on arrival.

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21 Apr
Make It Musical
Retrospectives Make It Musical

We’re making a song-and-dance of the movie musical, with another year-long celebration of the best and boldest films the genre has to offer.

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25 Apr
The Conformist — Back on the Big Screen in 4K
Retrospectives The Conformist — Back on the Big Screen in 4K

Considered one of the most complex, beautiful and significant films in cinema history, Bernardo Bertlucci's The Conformist returns to the big screen in a stunning new 4K restoration from Thursday 25 April.

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28 Apr
The Taste of Things - Pinot Preview
Advance Screenings The Taste of Things - Pinot Preview

Pair a glass of pinot with THE TASTE OF THINGS, France’s submission for Best International Feature at the Academy Award, at our Pinot Preview screening, which includes a complimentary glass of Antonio’s Winery Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio on arrival.

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30 Apr
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
Live Performance Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

The biggest night of laughs in Sydney returns to the Ritz! The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase is bringing a killer cast of the top picks from the 2024 Festival direct to the Ritz.

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01 May
Cinema Reborn 2024
Film Festivals Cinema Reborn 2024

Cinema Reborn Film Festival is an annual festival developed by a community of cinema enthusiasts, programmers, filmmakers, screen historians and critics.

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02 May
South African Film Festival
Film Festivals South African Film Festival

Celebrate the diversity and creativity of contemporary South African cinema. Screening from 2 May – 30 May.

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02 May
Star Wars — May The Fourth Marathon Weekend
Special Events Star Wars — May The Fourth Marathon Weekend

Celebrate May The Fourth weekend as we screen the first six Star Wars films restored in 4K in two bumper marathon presentations, alongside a special one-off screening of The Phantom Menace to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY
03 May
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Audience Partici...pation Screening
Special Events The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Audience Partici...pation Screening

We would like, if we may, to take you one a strange journey. Dress for a trip to Transylvania with our fabulous interactive screenings, running on the first Friday of every second month. Includes sparkling on arrival. Hosted by fabulous drag queen Carmen Geddit.

TIME WARP
03 May
Shakespeare's Macbeth – Special Event Screening
Special Events Shakespeare's Macbeth – Special Event Screening

We're excited to host a special event preview of SHARESPEARE'S MACBETH with a glass of sparkling on arrival. Tony and BAFTA Award winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award winner Indira Varma star in this brand-new ‘full-voltage visceral’ production.

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04 May
Cinema Reborn presents: The Films of Im Kwon-taek
Retrospectives Cinema Reborn presents: The Films of Im Kwon-taek

Cinema Reborn festival screenings of Sopyonje (1993) kick off a short follow-up season showcasing some of Im Kwon-taek's other key films, Jagko Mismatched Nose (1980), Ticket (1986) and Festival (1996).

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05 May
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus – One Screening Only
Special Events Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus – One Screening Only

Don’t miss our special screening of Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus. Sakamoto mustered all of his energy to leave the world with one final performance: a concert film, featuring just him and his piano.

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06 May
Paco – One Screening Only
Special Events Paco – One Screening Only

Enjoy a refreshing combo of craft South Australian cinema and craft South Australian beer with this special one-off screening of Paco from comedy duo tim&TIM!

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08 May
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes – Night Before Sneak Previews
Special Events Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes – Night Before Sneak Previews

Tickets are now on sale for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, the next adventure in the epic Planet of the Apes franchise.

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09 May
The Road to Patagonia - Limited Season
Special Limited Season The Road to Patagonia - Limited Season

Screening for a limited season The Road to Patagonia is a stunning, intimate and unflinching documentary following Matty Hannon on an incredible solo adventure to surf the west coast of the Americas by motorbike, from the top of Alaska to the tip of Patagonia.

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12 May
Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final 2024 – Live In Cinema
Special Events Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final 2024 – Live In Cinema

Join us for the Grand Final of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest live on the big screen from the Malmö Arena in Sweden! Make like Conchita Wurst and Rise like a Phoenix for an early morning live cinema screening on Sunday 12 May at 5am.

UNITED BY MUSIC
12 May
Panorama of Chinese Film 2024
Film Festivals Panorama of Chinese Film 2024

Panorama of Chinese Film presents a diverse collection of classic and new Chinese films, organised by the Chinese Independent Film Foundation (CIFF).

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15 May
Warren Miller: All Time
Space Warren Miller: All Time

Seventy-four years of filmmaking 

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16 May
Banff Mountain Film Festival 2024
Adventure Banff Mountain Film Festival 2024

The 2024 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a 3 hour celebration of the mountain and adventure sport world. Sharing over 2 1/2 hours of the most exhilarating short films from explorers, runners, mountain bikers, skiers, paddlers and climbers from around the globe.

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29 May
Eating Plants: Season 2 — Q&A Screening
Q&A Screening Eating Plants: Season 2 — Q&A Screening

Join us for a special Q&A screening of Season 2 of Eating Plants, the upbeat TV series that explores plant-based food, the world’s fastest-growing culinary trend.

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05 Jun
Comedy Store Presents – Ritz Comedy Club
Live Performance Comedy Store Presents – Ritz Comedy Club

The world famous Comedy Store is bringing the best in stand-up comedy to the iconic Ritz cinema! Presented on the first Wednesday of every month.

LMAO
27 Jul
The Lord of the Rings Marathon – 4K Extended Editions
Special Events The Lord of the Rings Marathon – 4K Extended Editions

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” - Gandalf

And my axe
01 Aug
RunNation Film Festival 2024
Adventure RunNation Film Festival 2024

2024 marks the tenth year of the RunNation Film Festival. The festival is an original, inspiring event attended by running celebrities, thousands of runners and non-runners around Australia, New Zealand & many parts of the world.

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19 Sep
Women’s Adventure Film Tour 2024
Adventure Women’s Adventure Film Tour 2024

The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is back for its 8th season bringing you a selection of  new short films that celebrate the inspiring women around us who are doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure.

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27 Sep
The Twilight Saga — Marathon
Special Events The Twilight Saga — Marathon

By popular demand, we're bringing Stephanie Meyer's timeless teen vampire love story back to the big screen with our Twilight Saga Marathon.

Hold on tight, spider monkey
24 Oct
MountainFilm On Tour 2024
Adventure MountainFilm On Tour 2024

Mountainfilm on Tour brings you a selection of the best short films from the renowned Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.

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14 Nov
Climbing Film Tour
Special Events Climbing Film Tour

The Climbing Film Tour is back for its 5th season with an awesome selection of short films celebrating the global climbing community.

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Children's International Film Festival
Film Festivals Children's International Film Festival

Bring the family to the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF), a festival of the best new kid's films from across the world.

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Limited Edition Ritz T-Shirts For Sale
Promotions Limited Edition Ritz T-Shirts For Sale

Attention Ritz Superfans! We have a limited supply of Ritz t-shirts available for sale in the gift shop. Get yours today!

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National Theatre Live
Art & Theatre National Theatre Live

The best of British theatre on our cinema screens.

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Adventure Documentaries
Adventure Adventure Documentaries

We're bringing breathtaking real-life adventures and glorious outdoor vistas to the big screen.

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Audio Description Sessions
Promotions Audio Description Sessions

Audio Description (AD) is a device that aids visually impaired patrons.

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Sydney's Home of Celluloid
Sydney's Home of Celluloid

Presenting exclusive shows in original 35mm and 70mm prints year-round.

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Met Opera
Art & Theatre Met Opera

Presenting a selection of the best live theatre performances from The Metropolitan Opera on the big screen.

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Cult Classics
Retrospectives Cult Classics

Ritz Cult Classics revisits silver screen hits from the early 20th century until now.

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Open Caption Sessions
OCAPTIONS Open Caption Sessions

Weekly open caption sessions for anyone who needs it.

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JIFF
Film Festivals JIFF

JIFF brings the best of Jewish-themed films to cinemas across Australia.

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Senior Cinephiles
Promotions Senior Cinephiles

$10 tickets for members daily, $12 tickets for non-members!

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BYO Baby at Ritz
Promotions BYO Baby at Ritz

Crying, kicking, screaming is welcome, and that goes for the babies as well.

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Art and Theatre on Screen
Art & Theatre Art and Theatre on Screen

Presenting fine art and theatre on The Big Screen. 

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