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21 Jun
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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27 Jun
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.
15 Jun
Children's International Film Festival
Film Festivals Children's International Film Festival

The Children's International Film Festival (CHIFF) is back with a month-long celebration of cinema designed to captivate and inspire young audiences and their families.

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18 Jun
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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22 Jun
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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23 Jun
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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23 Jun
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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23 Jun
Treasure — Special Preview Screening presented by JIFF
Advance Screenings Treasure — Special Preview Screening presented by JIFF

Be the first to see Treasure, the charming new film about an American music journalist (Lena Dunham) and her stubborn Holocaust survivor father (Stephen Fry) who embark on a journey to his homeland in 1990s Poland.

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27 Jun
Le Samouraï (1967) – Back on the Big Screen in 4K
Retrospectives Le Samouraï (1967) – Back on the Big Screen in 4K

One of the most influential and iconic films in French cinema history, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï returns to Australian cinemas in pristine 4K from Thursday 27 June.

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28 Jun
Home Kills – Australian Premiere
Q&A Screening Home Kills – Australian Premiere

We're excited to host the Australian Premiere of Home Kills with Haydn Butler (Director) and Cameron Jones (Lead Cast, Tom) in attendance for a Q&A moderated by Luke Jacobz following the screening.

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29 Jun
Kinds of Kindness — Special Event Preview in 35mm
Advance Screenings Kinds of Kindness — Special Event Preview in 35mm

Be the first to see the twisted new fable from Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone on a pristine new 35mm print at our Special Event Preview! All tickets include a complimentary drink on arrival. 

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30 Jun
The Koalas – Q&A Screening
Q&A Screening The Koalas – Q&A Screening

Join us for a special Q&A screening of the documentary The Koalas, with Gregory Miller (Director), Georgia Wallace-Crabbe (Producer), Saul Deane (Save Sydney Koalas, Total Environment Centre), and a member from WIRES.

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02 Jul
Rom-Com: A Celebration of Romantic Comedies
Retrospectives Rom-Com: A Celebration of Romantic Comedies

Loveable leads, impossible predicaments, grand romantic gestures and happy endings. We're bringing the rom-com back to the big screen with a series of classics from everybody's favourite genre.

Love is in the Air
03 Jul
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.

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04 Jul
Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line – Limited Season
Live Performance Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line – Limited Season

Screening for a limited season Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line direct from Sydney Film Festival. Legendary music and activism are front and centre in this exciting documentary

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05 Jul
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 Minnie Cooper.

TIME WARP
08 Jul
Birdeater – Q&A Screening
Q&A Screening Birdeater – Q&A Screening

We’re excited to be hosting a special Q&A screening of the "feral" new Aussie feature film Birdeater with directors Jack Clark and Jim Weir.

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10 Jul
Fly Me to the Moon – Ladies Night Preview
Advance Screenings Fly Me to the Moon – Ladies Night Preview

Savour a sparkling on arrival at our Ladies Night preview of space-age rom-com Fly Me to the Moon starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum.

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11 Jul
Kinds of Kindness – 35mm Season
35mm Kinds of Kindness – 35mm Season

We’re thrilled to be screening Kinds of Kindness, the twisted new fable from the mind of Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things) on a pristine new 35mm print from Thursday 11 July.

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11 Jul
MaXXXine – Film & Frothies Screening
Film and Frothies MaXXXine – Film & Frothies Screening

Be the first to see MaXXXine, the final instalment in Ti West’s X trilogy starring scream queen Mia Goth, at our opening night Film & Frothies screening. Includes a complimentary Young Henrys Beer on arrival.

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13 Jul
Do Go On Live Podcast
Special Events Do Go On Live Podcast

The Do Go On podcast returns to Sydney for the first time in almost two years! Join Matt Stewart, Jess Perkins and Dave Warneke for an hour of trademark riffing on a topic from history.

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17 Jul
Longlegs — Film & Frothies Preview
Advance Screenings Longlegs — Film & Frothies Preview

Get a first look at one of the most anticipated horror films of the year at our Film & Frothies preview of Longlegs.

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18 Jul
Claudia Cardinale: Beyond Beauty
Retrospectives Claudia Cardinale: Beyond Beauty

In collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture, Sydney, we are proud to present Claudia Cardinale: Beyond Beauty, a mini-retrospective celebrating the immense talents of the great Italian actress whose career has spanned almost 70 years and over 140 films.

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21 Jul
Charmian Clift: Life Burns High – Q&A Screening
Q&A Screening Charmian Clift: Life Burns High – Q&A Screening

Join us for a special Q&A screening of the new Aussie documentary feature Chairman Clift: Life Burns High with filmmaker Rachel Lane.

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24 Jul
Deadpool & Wolverine – Night Before Sneak Previews
Advance Screenings Deadpool & Wolverine – Night Before Sneak Previews

Tickets are now on sale for Deadpool & Wolverine. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is back in the red spandex and joining forces with Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) for the third instalment of the franchise, as they fight to defend the universe... or two.

Do you want to build a snowman?
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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02 Aug
Skategoat – Q&A Screening
Q&A Screening Skategoat – Q&A Screening

We're excited to host a Q&A screening of Skategoat with the documentary's subject Leandre Sanders and producer Mick Lawrence in attendance.

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08 Aug
Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour 2024
Adventure Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour 2024

The Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour showcases a 2 1/2 hour program of the most inspiring, heartfelt, and entertaining films celebrating adventurous women from independent filmmakers around the globe.

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25 Aug
Top Dog Film Festival 2024
Special Events Top Dog Film Festival 2024

Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2024 Top Dog Film Festival.

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29 Aug
Emotion is Dead – Q&A Screening
Q&A Screening Emotion is Dead – Q&A Screening

We’re proud to be hosting a special Q&A screening of the new Aussie feature film Emotion is Dead, with Pete Williams (writer/director), Johanis Lyons-Read (cinematographer) and Gabby Llewelyn (actor) joining us for a post-film discussion.

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31 Aug
Andre Rieu's 2024 Maastricht Concert: Power of Love
Special Limited Season Andre Rieu's 2024 Maastricht Concert: Power of Love

André Rieu will amaze you with iconic film scores, beautiful waltzes, tear jerking ballads and unexpected chart hits with his brand new cinema concert ‘Power of Love’.

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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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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
Special Events 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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