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Report - The New Ritz, Clipstone - March 2015

Discussion in 'Theatres and Cinemas' started by Arcaned, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Arcaned

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    There is very little history available regarding this place. I did this visit with G3-Urbex once I heard there was access. I am very surprised this has not been completely vandalised or that metal thieves have stripped the place down. I claim no credit for the exterior shots as they were found whilst doing some research.

    This place has changed hands so many times. It was originally built as a Theatre, then changed to a bar and snooker club around 1997, then became The New Ritz public house around 2006, and then Ritz Olympic Sports bar around 2011 before changing to The New Ritz nightclub in 2013.

    Since it was built in 1936, the Ritz has been through many changes of use. Before it was a pub, it used to be a snooker hall. Planning permission to demolish it and put up 30 apartments was refused last year. (Thanks to Artypie for this brief information).

    On with the photos.

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    Exterior Shot in 2011
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    Thanks for looking. More photos can be found here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/arcaned/sets/72157651225139086/
     
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  2. Speed

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    Good to see inside, is there a ceiling hidden above those drapes?

    Shame they knocked the chimney off too!
     
  3. Arcaned

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    It was something I forgot to check Speed but I have read that it's the original roof which has been curtained.
     
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    Loving that Strongbow cask, still piped up.
    Great report mate. :)
     
  5. G3-Urbex

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    Not bad shots, ive still got to upload mine and ive got my other photos to upload, i need a admin to allow me to comment instantly to make this easier
     
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    nice shots.
     
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    Thanks. It gave me some practice of shooting in low light conditions and also one of my better explores so far
     
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    Good stuff there mate liked all the shots from diffrent years...
     
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    Shame that's closed - I was there on a permission visit in 2008. By extending my tripod as far as it would go and sticking it and the camera through a fold in those ceiling drapes on a ten second timer, I managed to get a glimpse of the original auditorium above:

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    That's a nice shot there mate, Myself & Arcaned had a look above the drapes but i didnt get a picture so its good to see above there with good light.
     
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    Thanks for the photo gap74. Definitely not how I imagined what was under the drapes.
     
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