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Swap the choc top for a martini and settle into the elegant art-deco surrounds of the Ritz Lounge Bar. Oozing old-school Hollywood style, the Ritz will have you on your way to a more glamorous era before you even set foot in the cinema. With tasty food and some of the best value cocktails in town, you may even forget to make the movie. (Danielle Bevins-Sundvall)

Ritz Cinema, 43-37 St Pauls St, Randwick. 9399 5722, www.ritzcinema.com.au