Former Ritz Cinema
I remember going to the cinema here when I was a child. It had a huge vertical RITZ sign in those days.
Following the take over of Union Cinemas by Associated British Cinemas, a number of theatres planned and started by Union opened under the ABC control, including Keighley's Ritz Cinema on alice Streeet, which opened on 28th February 1938.
Seating 1,526 and provided with a Compton 3Manual/5Rank organ and small variety stage the Ritz Cinema was the most luxurious theatre in the area and it even had the facility of a cafe-restaurant which seated 100. It was designed by the well respected firm of Verity & Beverley with Sam Beverley acting as the chief architect for the scheme. I think they could have made the outside of the building more glamorous.
It was renamed ABC on 30th July 1971 and showed its last film on 2nd February 1974.
Eventually it was converted to Bingo and remains in that mode to this day (2019 at least). A false floor has been constructed at balcony level but above that the Ritz Cinema auditorium apparently survives unaltered.