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900 Berlin-Haddonfield Road, Voorhees, NJ | Directions 0804339.848122 -74.977233
My fave movie theater! – This has been my favorite movie theater in south jersey for years. It's now Rave motion pictures, sadly. But the seats are comfortable, they have a real coffee and tea stand in there. Luckily, I can still catch some of my indie flicks there. More kids do hang around since they are now allowed there, but the crowd is usually still respectful at this place. Also, they have a student discount which is nice!
Great Adult Theater – Unfornuately since I've moved to Northern NJ, I don't get to go to this theater nearly as much, but it is by far the best theater I've been to. The movie selection is always good, you don't get infiltration of the kiddies. This is the gold standard in cinema viewing.
The Ritz is Outstanding! – I love the Ritz Theater!!! If you want a nice adult night out, this is the theater for you. My husband is an avid movie goer however I would wince at the thought of going to the theater with the unruly teenagers and sticky floors. The Ritz has revived one of my favorite pastimes.
Ritz first – I have to agree with the five star, no kid review. I adore children and family fun. That said, if I want to see the next Shrek installment? I?m not headed to the Ritz with 12 nieces and nephews.
The Ritz consistently features thoughtful selections that are less than mainstream and offer pricy refreshments that I usually forego. Yes, I go there because it is purposefully upscale and minorless. It is a wonderful, relaxing treat to go to a movie and not be ogled by hordes of teenagers hooting and cursing or crooning over each other in line. No small children kicking the back or your seat or whining through their parent?s poor decision- taking them to an action flick instead of a nap. There is also the welcome absence of hot cheese nacho burps and spicy shrimp kabobs which does, in fact keep the place less sticky and less pungent than most.
The Ritz theaters are civilized and (even if completely contrived) upscale establishments and their efforts to keep it that way are much appreciated. If youngsters do go there, they are well behaved. The truth is that no one is offended by or discriminating against well behaved children and I do not find it distasteful for a theater to request a level of decorum from everyone. Bravo to Ritz. I?ll pay twice as much to go there because it?s a wonderful experience every time.
Discriminatory Anti-Children/Anti Family movie theater. – The previous (five star lol) review was written by one of two individuals. Either a cheap attempt by a Ritz employee (or the manager himself) attempting to explain away his deplorable customer service, or an individual that clearly wishes we lived in a time prior to civil rights. By classifying all children as "potential" hooligans is a clearly steroetypical remark from someone who has no children. Perhaps you should post signs...NO KIDS ALLOWED (because they are all hooligans)...NO MEXICANS ALLOWED (because they are all illegal aliens)....NO MUSLIMS ALLOWED (because they are all terrorists). Where does this immature sterotype of people end. There is nothing...thats right nothing that states this discriminatory policy. If the last reviewer bothered doing his homework he would have clearly realized the Ritz is currently showing G rated films like Mr. Beans Holiday and The Simpsons. "Adult Theater"...Says who?...It is unlawful to deny children entrance to a G rated movie. Apparently this theater feels it is above the law that applies to the rest of us. This movie should be thankful that the family who was so blatantly harassed does not find their way to a good law office. Heaven forbid any children ruin the effect of overpriced mocha and cheese kibbles offered to a movie crowd. Maybe the last reviewer should move to a country that more readily accepts the discriminitory beliefs that he does. Families have a legal right to enjoy entertainment with their entire family present, and anyone who believes differently probably grew up in a very disfunctional family themselves. I live within two blocks of this theater and would not go if you paid me. My recomendation...anyone who believes in family values should boycott this movie theater back into this century!
Best Cinema in South Jersey! – This is hands down the best Cinema in South Jersey and better than any Cinema in Philadelphia. Everyone knows it is an adult-preferred cinema and not to bring your kids as they won?t be let in unaccompanied (don?t have birthday parties here ? you will ruin it for everyone else!). It is a haven from the hooligan teenagers that often ruin a great movie experience. Customer Service is impeccable, it is clean, there is a hot beverage bar including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sandwiches and pastries. Skip the mall, leave the kids at home and have a nice evening out. There are also some good restaurants nearby. Obviously the family above had not done their research and have since affected the overall rating for this cinema. It?s a 10!
An unpleasant experinece – On the occasion of my daughter's 14th birthday, 11 of her girl friends were invited to see "Lake House" at the Ritz Sixteen in Voorhees. When my wife purchased tickets for 12 girls, the ticket agent told her that the children must be accompanied by an adult, so my wife purchased an additional ticket for herself.
After we gave our tickets to the ticket-taker, the manager told my wife that two more adults must accompany the group. He said there must be one adult for every 5 children. No such rule is posted on the Ritz Sixteen web site or in the theater lobby. When my wife explained that this rule was not explained when she purchased the 12 tickets, the manager said: "She doesn't know anything; I'm the manager". My wife tried to reason with him because their tickets had already been taken and the movie was about to begin, but the manager insisted that they would not be permitted to see the movie without two more adults. By this time, my daughter's birthday party was on the verge of being ruined so my wife called me and another parent and said that we must come right away to satlisfy the rule of one parent for every 5 children.
My wife sat in the back of the theater to save a seat for me, but before I arrived, the manager went into the theater and told her that she must sit in front with the children, not in the back. The 12 children were all 14-years-old and perfectly well-behaved. By this time, it was apparent that the issue went beyond enforcement of the rule to simple harassment. When I finally arrived 15 minutes later, the theater was full and I had to stand in the back, which I did.
Any reasonable theater manager would have admitted that it wasn't our fault that we didn't know the rule and would simply have told us to follow the rule in the future. But this manager was obviously enjoying his power to enforce the rule regardless of the consequences. At no time did he apologize for what happened to us.
Best Theatre! – Love the coffe bar and fresh popcorn. Love that no kids are allowed and crowd noise not tolerated! Hard to find independant movies are great to enjoy here. Only stadium seating and THX sound could improve this place, but I can live without both.
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