Ritz East

Movie Theater
163 S 2nd St. (btw Chestnut St & Walnut St)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 925-7900


  • The Philly premier of The World's End was amazing!
  • Great quite movie theater, not that many people here, a little expensive for snacks but isn't that all movie theaters?
  • One of my favorite theatres around. I love how the seats are like old-man recliners. Parking validation deal with the garage and a tasty (and reasonably priced) noodle house next door to boot!
  • The best popcorn you can find at a movie theater. This, the V, and the Bourse location make up the best indie theater in the city!
  • Ritz plays the best movies. None of that Tom Cruise running around in circles crap.
  • Half price movies on Wednesdays! And make sure you get your parking validated for a discounted pass. Hate the cals in the popcorn.
  • Ask them to validate your parking when buying tickets. It's a flat rate $6.50 so you can peruse the city if you'd like after a Saturday afternoon matinee, which is a $7.50 ticket.
  • Tickets sold at the concession.
  • Often, youre able to purchase your tickets and concessions in a single transaction, which saves time.
  • Fantastic historical theatre. Catch a show here.
  • Small but decent Old City theater, usually only arty films and small releases.
  • Old school theater feel. Real nice.
  • Its a nice theater
  • Super small theater. Good for strange, not mainstream movies. May be good for a makeout session. I'm just saying...
  • Great indie arts theatre. Nice roomie seating, so that person in front of you isn't bashing your knees the whole time!
  • Catch a diverse lineup of independent and foreign films at one of these cozy theatres. $6.50 tickets every Wednesday!
  • Do NOT park at the Central Park next door expecting to get parking validation (for $8.00) until August 1 (when the price goes to $9.50). They are out of parking validation "vouchers".
  • Sit in front of the middle, horizontal aisle... they don't shut off the little lights and it becomes distracting.
  • Carmel popcorn is da bomb! Best I've ever had for serious
  • A great place to see films in Center City. Hidden under a parking garage, the theaters are large and clean. They could use an update on the seating; however, you cant go wrong seeing a movie here.

Nearby places

56 S 2nd St (btwn Market & Chestnut St)
214 Walnut St (btw 2nd & 3rd)
116 Market St (at Letitia St)