Friday, July 31, 2015

Ritz at the Bourse shutters - temporarily

Replacing entire HVAC system takes one of Center City's premier screen venues out of commission for a month.

Ritz at the Bourse shutters – temporarily

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It started last summer – or, more accurately, it didn’t start. At the height of the hot and humid season, when taking shelter in the darkened cool of a movie house brings a couple of hours of relief – the air conditioning system at the Ritz at the Bourse would not work.

Finally, Landmark Theaters, owners of the Ritz Theaters, are fixing the problem – replacing the entire HVAC operation in the five-screen, 4th and Ranstead complex. The films booked into the sleek subterranean venue – including Hysteria and Peace, Love and Misunderstanding -- will be shuffled to screens at the nearby Ritz East and Ritz Five in the mean time.

“If all goes according to plan,” says a Landmark spokesperson, the Bourse will be back in business by mid-July. Cool.

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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

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