With all the doom and gloom on the TV and the newspapers full of credit crunch mania, what better than to put on your coat and come to The Ritz and escape into the wonderful world of cinema? That's better - a wine and a nice piece of cake and some great films are coming to chase the blues away.
Already tipped for awards, the lovely Kate Winslet stars in The Reader a dark tale set in post war Germany when a young man's obsession with an older women runs headlong into a war crimes trial, where he learns an awful truth. Staying with WWll, Tom Cruise heads a strong cast in Valkyrie a thriller based on actual events.
Mid-February sees half-term and Inkheart which we think will be popular with our younger customers. Looking further ahead and one of my favourites Kate Blanchett stars with Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button the story of a man who starts aging backwards (I wish!) with bizarre consequences.
Set during the mid 1950's in a Connecticut suburb Revolutionary Road centres on a young couple coming to terms with personal problems and trying to raise their two young children.
Also coming soon is a new Woody Allen film Vicky Christina Barcelona and Young Victoria, a dramatisation of the turbulent first ears of Queen Victoria's reign and her romance with Prince Albert.
So once again, we hope there's something for everyone and we look forward to seeing you at The Ritz.
View from the Projection Box with The Ritz Cinema, Belper, projectionist Paul Winfield.