And One is a German new wave, EBM band founded by Steve Naghavi and Chris Ruiz in 1989. The band formed after Steve Chris Ruiz met in 1989 at a Berlin club. Being fans of early EBM music and Ruiz decided to follow in the footsteps of new wave/synthpop band Depeche Mode by using two keyboards and a beatbox. Jason Ankeny of AllMusic called their 1990 single, "Metal Hammer", a "significant club hit"; the duo became a trio with the addition of Alex Two, prior to the release of their debut album, Anguish in 1991. That same year, they were honored as the Best New Artist in Germany. Going into the release of Anguish, they had garnered a decent following through touring and appearances at various parties. With their debut release, they took home the Best New Artist award in Germany in 1991. Chris Ruiz left in 1992, and One released three more albums with Machinery Records, Flop!, Spot and I. S. T.. The band left Machinery around 1996–1997 and signed to Virgin Schallplatten, and One would release four albums on this label between 1997 and 2003: Nordhausen, 9.9.99 9 Uhr, Virgin Superstar and Aggressor.
The next And One album, was released on 1 September 2006 by Out of Line in Europe and on 7 November 2006 on Metropolis Records in the US. The single "Military Fashion Show" preceded the album; the band pulled out of their 2007 US tour with VNV Nation for unknown reasons. In November 2007, And One announced the release of Bodypop 1½, an EP with covers of songs by Depeche Mode, Front 242, D. A. F. Nitzer Ebb and The Cure. Three weeks the EP was cancelled and a full-length cover album announced; the album was released on 30 January 2009, but with a different track listing, featuring live cover versions of various synthpop hits such as New Order's "Blue Monday" and Pet Shop Boys' "It's a Sin". And One released the album, Zerstörer in early 2011, composed of four studio songs and three live performances, including Zerstörer; the band's next album, was released on March 4, 2011. A single, "Zerstörer" was released on January 21 prior to the album, but is not included on the album. On June 4, 2011, Chris Ruiz and Gio van Oli announced.
Four days on June 8, 2011, Steve Naghavi announced the return of both Joke Jay and Rick Schah via the band's official Facebook page. The band's new album, S. T. O. P. was released on May 25, 2012. Two singles have been released to promote the record. On August 8, 2014, And One released their 12th studio album Magnet; the album was released by itself, as the Magnet Trilogie I Box in regular and limited editions on C. D. and vinyl. The Magnet Trilogie I Box features the additional new albums Propeller and Achtung 80; the Premium Edition contains all 3 albums, 3 additional live albums of the And One Forever Tour 2014 as follows: Disc 1 - Propeller "Live". Disc 2 - Magnet "Live", and Disc 3 - Achtung 80 "Live". 1991: Anguish 1992: Flop! 1993: Spot 1994: I. S. T. 1997: Nordhausen 1998: 9.9.99 9 Uhr 2000: Virgin Superstar 2003: Aggressor 2006: Bodypop 2010: Zerstörer 2011: Tanzomat 2012: S. T. O. P. 2014: Magnet 2014: Propeller 2014: Achtung 80 Electronic music Electronic body music Schaffel music Official site SHOUT!
Online interview with Steve Naghavi and And One artist information/discography page at CyberNoise And One discography at MusicBrainz
Spot is an American rapper. The eldest son of Jamaican and Guyanese parents, SPOT lived in many different parts of the United States; as a child Hargett and his family relocated to Coney Island, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. His childhood was spent between Brooklyn, New York and Atlanta, GA. A talented yet troublesome child, Spot traveled the country playing basketball with top AAU clubs during his preteen years. Spot has described growing up in the projects as "vicious." Spot first came into the public view in 2004, when he teamed with Jimmy Henchman and Bryce Wilson to kick-start newly formed music company Czar Entertainment. With Czar signing a distribution deal with Sony Music Group, Spot seemed primed to release an album, although he had just begun rapping and producing. A fast learner in the studio, Spot began working with major label artist of various genres, including Mario Winans, Miri Bin-Ari, Foxy Brown, Swizz Beatz, Black Rob, El Debarge, working on a posthumous Notorious B.
I. G. Album, he released the mixtape The Good Son. Alongside former DJ and Def Jam Records exec Sickamore, The Good Son featured collaborations with Jim Jones and production from Just Blaze, the SupaSonics and SPOT himself. Moving over 25,000 copies, this mixtape established Spot as one of top newcomers on the indie circuit. After touring the country with the likes of Akon and David Banner and performing at various infamous NY prisons including Rikers Island and Arthur Kills Maximum Penitentiary, Spot made history becoming the first rapper to promote a mixtape on MTV when he appeared on Sucka Free to promote his second foray into the mixtape game, A Dollar & A Dream. Packaged as a street album, A Dollar & A Dream was a success worldwide garnering the best album ratings of the year by one French publication. Spot has produced the score for a platinum DVD series and a syndicated television show and contributed music to both MTV, BET and VH1. SPOT is managed by Grand Hustle/Rubicon Brand Management and released a Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama titled The Price Iz Right.
Spot was named one of AOL Music's 10 Rising Rappers. Spot's official website
Spot is a fictional puppy created by Eric Hill, an English author and illustrator of children's picture books. The success of Hill's books about Spot led to other media productions, including television and home video titles, music albums and CD-ROM titles. First published in 1980, Where's Spot? was inspired while Hill was working in creative marketing. Captivated by this thought, Hill created a story about a puppy. During the late 1970s it was extraordinarily innovative concept, it took some time for any publisher to take any notice of the idea before Puffin books decided to publish his book. Within weeks of the first book being released it topped the Bestseller list. Hill said "When I first drew Spot I realised that when I came to draw the spot on his body and the tip of his tail I was copying the markings on an aircraft. I grew up drawing aircraft –, how I learned to draw. "I am quite convinced now, as I look back, that the actual training of drawing cartoons – which is, of course, my style – led to my producing Spot.
Cartoons must be simple and have as few words as possible and so must the Spot books. I designed Spot out of my previous background as a illustrator, it was quite unconscious but I can see now that I have created a ready-made trademark of its kind, with the essential spot on the body and a bit on the tail."Over time, the book was translated into more than sixty languages. In Afrikaans versions of the book Spot is translated to "Otto" believed to be the surname of a South African friend of Hill's; this name has been attributed to Spot as many of the books were believed to be inspired by the life of aforementioned friend, J. Otto. In the Netherlands, Spot is known as Dribbel. Spot: The protagonist of the series. A yellow puppy with a brown spot on each side of his body and a brown tip on his tail, Spot is full of curiosity, a huge desire to learn. Spot appears to be a Beagle. Sally: Spot's mother, she is yellow and has a brown spot on her back that goes around the back of her body, as well as two brown spots on each side of her body.
Much of the first story, Where's Spot?, involves her going around the house looking for Spot. Sam: Spot's father, he is yellow, but without spots on his body. Susie: Spot's little sister, a puppy. Like the rest of the family, she is yellow, First Appeared in 2009 in books only. Helen: A blue hippo, Spot's best friend, her colour is dark blue and she has sags under her eyes in the first series of The Adventures of Spot. Starting with episodes of series one, she is redesigned with a more youthful and less intimidating appearance, turning light blue and losing the sags under her eyes. Starting with series two, she becomes an lighter shade of blue. Steve: A brown monkey with a tan face, he is playful and full of surprises and is Spot's second best friend his mum only appeared in spot stayed overnight Tom: A green crocodile, Spot's third best friend, he started out dark green in colour in the first series. He sports rather sharp-looking incisors and a red colouring inside his mouth on the first series of The Adventures of Spot.
Starting with episodes of the first series, he is redesigned with a more youthful and less intimidating appearance, losing the sharp incisors and white eye sacs. Starting with the second series, he turns to a lighter shade of green, he loves going fishing. Tom loves the snare drum, considered to be his favourite instrument, his dad is the mayor of the town. Billy: A brown bear who loves to eat, he appears in the first series of The Adventures of Spot. Clare: A green turtle. Cybil: An orange tabby cat, the series' antagonist, she has a rude personality, as seen in episodes "Spot's Lost Bone" and "Spot's First Walk". She appears only in the first series of The Adventures of Spot. In the U. S. her rude personality was toned down. Mr. Kangaroo: Spot's neighbour, a kangaroo that speaks with what sounds like an Australian accent since that kangaroos are a native animal of Australia, he appears only in the first series of The Adventures of Spot. Leo: An orange lion. Sidney: A yellowish-green snake. Since 1980 with the success of Where's Spot?, Eric Hill went on to create numerous other books, which most being translated to Welsh, some have been translated into Scottish Gaelic, Where's Spot? has been translated into Cornish.
Where's Spot?. Sally and Spot are introduced in this book. Spot's main friends are introduced in this book, but they were yet to be named and instead served as characters that Sally finds during her search for Spot. Unlike in all following books, where Spot is the main character, the protagonist is his mother Sally. Spot's First Walk; this book chronicles Spot's day at school. Spot Goes on Holiday. In this book and his family go to the beach, Spot meets a new friend. Spot Goes to the Farm Spot's First Easter Spot's Goes to a Party Spot Visits his Grandparents. In it, Spot helps out in the garden. We learn about Sally. In the 1990s a number of books were released with sound effect, produced by Publications Internat
Smart Personal Objects Technology
The Smart Personal Objects Technology is a discontinued initiative by Microsoft to create intelligent and personal home appliances, consumer electronics, other objects through new hardware capabilities and software features. Development of SPOT began as an incubation project initiated by the Microsoft Research division. SPOT was first announced by Bill Gates at the COMDEX computer exposition event in 2002, additional details were revealed by Microsoft at the 2003 Consumer Electronics Show where Gates demonstrated a set of prototype smart watches—the first type of device that would support the technology. Unlike more recent technologies, SPOT did not use more traditional forms of connectivity, such as 3G or Wi-Fi, but relied on FM broadcasting subcarrier transmission as a method of data distribution. While several types of electronics would support the technology throughout its lifecycle, SPOT was considered a commercial failure. Reasons that have been cited for its failure include its subscription-based business model, support limited to North America, the emergence of more efficient and popular forms of data distribution, mobile feature availability that surpasses the features that SPOT offered.
Development of SPOT began as an incubation project led by Microsoft engineer, Bill Mitchell, initiated by the Microsoft Research division. Mitchell would enlist the help of president of SCA Data Systems, to develop the project. Karr had worked in the 1980s to develop technology for Atari that would distribute games in a manner distinct from the company's competitors. Microsoft Research and SCA Data Systems would develop the DirectBand subcarrier technology for SPOT. National Semiconductor would aid in the development of device chipsets, which would feature a ARM7 CPU and ROM, SRAM, a 100 MHz RF receiver chip. SPOT was unveiled by Bill Gates at the annual COMDEX computer exposition event in fall of 2002. Gates stated that "new devices and technologies will help bring about the next computing revolution" and demonstrated refrigerator magnets that displayed the current time and sports scores, an alarm clock that could display a list of upcoming appointments, traffic updates, weather forecasts. At the Consumer Electronics Show of 2003, Microsoft announced that wristwatches would be the first type of device to utilize the technology in a partnership with watch manufacturers Citizen Watch Co.
Fossil, Suunto. Bill Gates demonstrated a set of prototype smart watches. SPOT was not Microsoft's foray into the smartwatch business—the company co-developed the Timex Datalink with Timex in 1994. During CES, Microsoft claimed that the first SPOT-based smartwatches would be released in the fall of that year. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference of 2003, Gates unveiled a new set of hardware-based navigational controls codenamed XEEL, designed to create a consistent navigation experience across Windows-based devices, such as smart phones, tablet PCs, those powered by SPOT. Microsoft intended for XEEL to create a consistent navigation experience across hardware devices that equaled the software interface navigation consistency introduced by the mouse scroll wheel. In June 2003, Microsoft unveiled its MSN Direct wireless service developed for SPOT, which would be made available across North America; the company stated that the service would enable the delivery of personalized information on devices and, as an example of this functionality, would allow users to receive messages sent from MSN Messenger or calendar appointment reminders from Microsoft Outlook.
MSN Direct would use a subscription-based business model, available through monthly or yearly service plans. MSN Direct relied on the DirectBand subcarrier technology developed by Microsoft in conjunction with SCA Data Systems; the first devices to make use of SPOT were released in 2004 by Suunto. Tissot would introduce the first compatible watch to feature a touchscreen, Swatch would release the first compatible watch tailored towards younger consumers; as smartwatches were the first type of devices to make use of the technology, they became the de facto type of device that represented it. In 2006, Oregon Scientific released the second type of SPOT device, a weather station that displayed regional weather forecasts and other various types of information. A second generation of smartwatches was released, were designed to address the shortcomings observed in first generation models; that year, Melitta released the third type of device to utilize the technology: a coffeemaker that displayed weather forecasts on an electronic visual display.
Garmin released the first SPOT-compatible GPS navigation units in 2007. In early 2008, Microsoft announced that MSN Direct would be available for Windows Mobile, in early 2009, the service would receive additional location-based enhancements. Production of SPOT watches ceased in 2008. In 2009, Microsoft announced that it would discontinue the MSN Direct service at the beginning of 2012; the company stated that this decision was due to decreased demand for the service and because of the emergence of more efficient and popular forms of data distribution, such as Wi-Fi. The MSN Direct service continued to support existing SPOT devices until transmissions ceased on January 1, 2012. SPOT extended functionality of traditional devices to include features not envisaged for them.
Glossary of Australian and New Zealand punting
The Australian and New Zealand punting glossary explains some of the terms and slang which are used and heard on Australian and New Zealand racecourses, in TABs, on radio, in the horse racing media. Some terms are peculiar to Australia, such as references to bookmakers, but most are used in both countries; the emphasis in this list is on gambling terms, rather than the breeding or veterinary side of horse racing. 750s: Binoculars with magnification of 7x50 mm. 10-50s: Binoculars with magnification of 10x50 mm. Acceptor: A horse confirmed by the owner or trainer to be a runner in a race. Aged: A horse seven years old or older. All Up: A Type of Bet where the winnings of one race is carried over to the next race and so forth. Any2: A new type of bet in Australia popular in Hong Kong; this bet wins if the horses you select come anywhere in the first 3 placings, 1st and 2nd, 2nd and 3rd or 1st and 3rd. Apprentice: A young jockey under 21 years of age, still in training. Recent rule changes allow older riders just starting out to work their way through their "apprenticeship".
Apprentice allowance: Reduction in the weight to be carried by a horse, to be ridden by an apprentice jockey. Called a "claim", it varies from 4 kg to 1.5 kg depending on the number of winners the apprentice has ridden. Recent rule changes have resulted in an increase in the maximum amount able to be claimed—from 3 kg to 4 kg. Approximates: The TAB prices horses are showing before a race begins. Asparagus: Name given to a punter who arrives on course with a stack of ‘mail’, hence: more tips than a tin of asparagus. B.: An abbreviation for a bay horse as it appears in race books and stud books. Back: To bet on a horse. Backed In: A horse whose odds have shortened. Backed off the map: A horse, supported resulting in a substantial decrease in odds. Back up: To race a horse soon after its latest engagement. Punters who keep backing a particular horse are said to "back up." Bagman: Bookmaker's employee responsible for settling bets on course. Bank teller job: A horse considered such a near certainty that a bank teller could invest ‘borrowed’ bank funds and replace them without detection.
Banker: A key selection in an exotic bet which must win, or run a particular place to guarantee any return. Banker: See Dead cert. Barriers: Starting barrier used to keep horses in line before the start of a race; each horse has a place randomly allocated in the barrier draw for the race. Battler: A trainer, jockey or bookmaker who just manages to make a living from his full-time involvement in horse racing. Benchmark: under this system, operating in NSW, the weight a horse carries at its next start is determined after its previous race, according to the merit of that run; each Benchmark point equals half a kilogram. Best Bet: The selection that racing journalists and tipsters nominate as their strongest selection of the day. In the UK, it is known as the nap. Bet back: Action taken by a bookmaker when he is committed to a horse and spreads some of the risk by investing with other bookies or the totalisator. Bet until your nose bleeds: Confident instructions to a commission agent or advice to a punter indicating that the horse is so certain to win that betting should only be halted in the unlikely event of a nose haemorrhage.
Better than bank interest: Justification by a punter for backing a horse, short odds on. Betting exchange: Internet based organisations which broker bets between punters for a commission; the largest is Betfair. Big bickies: A large amount of money. Big note: To skite or exaggerate a position or status - to "big note" oneself. Big Red: Nickname of the champion race horse Phar Lap. Binos: Binoculars. Birdcage: Area where horses are paraded before entering the racetrack. Bite: To ask someone for a loan. Bl.: An abbreviation for a black horse, as it appears in race books and stud books. Black type: Thoroughbred sales catalogues use boldface type to highlight horses that have won or placed in a stakes race. Bleeder: A horse that bleeds from the lungs during or after a race or workout. In Australia a first-time bleeder is banned from racing for three months. If it bleeds a second time the horse is banned for life. Blew like a north wind: Said about a horse whose odds have lengthened during the course of betting.
Blinkers: A cup-shaped device used to limit a horse's vision during a race and improve concentration. Bloused: To be caught on the line or defeated in a photo finish. Blow: When the odds of a horse increase during betting. Blown out the gate: Odds have extended due to lack of support. Boat race: A race with a number of non-triers, said to be fixed for one horse to win. Bolter: A horse at long odds. Bowling: When a syndicate of punters uses a number of unidentified people to place bets on a specific race at numerous locations. Box: Betting term denoting an exotic combination bet whereby all possible numeric outcomes are covered. Box seat: A position in a race, one horse off the fence and one horse behind the leaders. Bridle: A piece of equipment made of leather or nylon, which fits on a horse's head and includes a bit and the reins. Br.: An abbreviation for a brown horse, as it appears in race books and stud books. Breaking: Breaking into a gallop, when trotting horses start galloping. Bred: A horse is bred where it is foaled.
Thus a foal conceived in New Zealand but foaled in Australian is regarded as being bred in Australia. Breeder: A breeder of a foal is the owner of its dam when it is foaled, he may not have had anything to do with the mating of the place where it is foaled. Bring a duffel bag: Term used by a punt
Shinola (retail company)
Shinola is an American luxury goods brand based in Detroit. It produces watches and leather goods, among other products. Founded in 2011, Shinola takes its name from the defunct Shinola shoe polish company; the company was founded by Tom Kartsotis and is owned and operated by Texas-based investment group Bedrock Brands. The original Shinola shoe polish brand was founded in Rochester, New York in 1877, went out of business in 1960; the modern company was founded in 2011 by Tom Kartsotis under his investment company, Bedrock Manufacturing. Kartsotis a founder of Fossil Group, wanted to create a high end American watch manufacturing brand to rival Swiss watchmakers at a lower price point. Bedrock decided to acquire the Shinola brand after an associate used the World War I-era expression "You don't know shit from Shinola" as a rejoinder to Kartsotis' stated ambitions for the company. Unexpectedly, the joke generated a serious discussion about restoring the Shinola brand. Market surveys established that consumers, when faced with a choice of paying $5 for a pen from China, $10 for one made in the United States, $15 for a pen made in Detroit, would be willing to pay a premium for the last one.
Today, every Shinola product is technically assembled in the United States. However, many parts used in Shinola watches are manufactured in Thailand; these factories are owned by companies based in Switzerland. At the time of the company's founding in 2011, no American watchmaker had produced watches at scale since the late 1960s, with U. S.-based watchmaking relegated to select specialty companies such as RGM in Pennsylvania. Shinola's current tagline is "Where American is Made", the company has utilized Detroit's reputation as a worldwide manufacturing hub in its marketing of the brand; the company's headquarters and watch factory are housed within the College for Creative Studies on the fifth floor of the Alfred A. Taubman Building in Detroit, a former automotive research lab. Shinola's occupation of the CCS space at first occurred by accident when Bedrock officials, seeking a manufacturing site after resolving to rebuild Shinola, visited the College and the elevator unexpectedly opened on the fifth floor, vacant at the time.
They decided to transform the 30,000 square feet of vacant space into their watch factory and company headquarters. To build out the watch factory, the company partnered with Ronda, which brought in expert watchmaking veterans to train Shinola's watch assemblers, all of whom had no prior experience in watchmaking; the factory has the capacity to finish the assembly of 500,000 watches a year. Most of the workers assembling watches are local Detroiters, many of them come from the auto business. Since the company's founding in 2011, it has grown to over 400 people. Shinola has faced criticism for producing quartz watches instead of mechanical or automatic self-winding movements found in nearly all higher-end luxury watches, which require more skill to produce. In November 2017, the company unveiled its first mechanical watch, called the Lake Erie Monster, in response to public demand, crediting the delay to the time it took their Swiss suppliers to develop one. Detroit-based journalist Jon Moy has suggested that the choice of Detroit as the location of Shinola's factory was a calculated act of "opportunistic marketing" intended to yield feelings of nostalgia on a purchaser's part.
He wrote about Shinola: "Shinola is using my city as its shill, pushing a manufactured and unrealistic ideal of America." On the other hand, many commentators to this article consider this criticism unfair, given that the company has created American manufacturing jobs. Moreover, the company has invested intensely in its employees, flying in watchmakers from Switzerland to train its employees. Alex Williams in the New York Times criticized Shinola's use of "Detroit" as a marketing tool. In an interview with him, Williams found that the goal of the company was not to be just another watch company, but a "job-creating vehicle" and because of Detroit's association with manufacturing, his job argument is a driving argument in support of the company. In an interview with the New York Times, Carlos Quirarte, the cultural director states, "How would you want to hate on a company, doing so awesome, creating jobs in America, where we need it?” Kartsotis claims that the marketing of a product is important because customers in the market today want to know where their products are coming from.
This marketing technique and Kartsotis's background have brought much criticism to the company. In 2014, men's style site compared Shinola to a "trust fund kid that decided one day he wanted to start a company and had his dad buy him all the cool stuff." And in 2013, the New York Times, in a review of their new store in Tribeca, described Kartsotis as a "mid-price watch mogul looking to go luxury under the cover of charitable business practices". Additional criticism is noted by Professor Rebekah Modrak in her article "Bougie Crap", for Infinite Mile Detroit, she writes: Texas-based Bedrock Manufacturing notoriously attached their Shinola venture to Detroit after test studies showed that consumers would pay three times as much for a product associated with the tenacity of a bankrupt city. What do you call the adoption of one culture by a second group whose only culture is profit? "Cultural appropriation" sounds too innocent and potentially transformative and doesn't convey the imperialism at play.
A better description is consumer culture scholar Jeff Pooley's "the colonization of the earnest."...participants in the CCS/Shinola union enact the racial and class divide at play in the gentrification of a Detroit that's "
The Spot, New South Wales
The Spot is a locality in south-eastern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Spot is located in the south-eastern part of the suburb of Randwick, around the intersection of Perouse Road and St Pauls Street, it is a vibrant part of Randwick and consists of a collection of shops, cafes and a cinema. The Spot is a heritage conservation area and has many heritage listed buildings, such as the Ritz Cinema and Pan Arcadian House, a 1930s Masonic Temple and most notably the facade of shops on the corner of Perouse Road and St Pauls Street which follows a curved pattern, necessary for the tram route which used to extend to Coogee Beach; the Royal Hotel and Randwick shopping centre are a short distance away. The area is well served by public transport with regular buses from the Sydney CBD and Bondi Junction; the Spot lies at the geographic centre of a residential suburb that some maps identify as “St Pauls”. The post office located at The Spot is officially "St Pauls 2031." However, the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales does not list “St Pauls” as an registered place name within the Randwick Local Government Area.
The locality name of "The Spot", too, is not registered with the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales and, despite wide use, would appear to remain unofficial. Research by a local historical society has revealed that The Spot lies on trails that were made through the bushland by members of earliest European settlements in Sydney Cove. Centrally placed at The Spot is a plinth on, mounted a plaque that notes: Between January and March, 1788, members of the Lapérouse expedition at Botany Bay and the First Fleet at Sydney Cove passed this place on goodwill visits, their route is followed by parts of Avoca St. Frenchmans Rd. and Perouse Rd. Randwick. During the early years of the Randwick municipality, the area to the west of The Spot was home to labourers and workmen who built some of the finer homes in the Randwick area; the area was referred to as'Struggletown' or, less commonly,'Irish Town'. The Struggletown name lives on near The Spot, in the form of the business name of the local veterinary clinic in Barker Street.
The Ritz Cinema, built in 1937, is an example of the art deco cinema architecture that found a home in Australia during the 1920s and 1930s. The architect, Aaron Bolt, is known for his classic art deco buildings throughout Sydney, such as his commissions for grand apartment buildings in Potts Point. Since its construction, the cinema has been owned by, among others, the Hoyts cinema group and the Brigidine Sisters. In the late 1980s, the current owners planned to demolish the existing cinema and to redevelop the site. However, Randwick City Council and the Minister for Planning intervened and a Permanent Conservation Order was imposed on The Ritz building in March, 1993; the current owners refurbished the building in the late 1990s, adding additional cinemas to the original single principal cinema theatre in order to allow The Ritz to survive in the era of competition with larger multiplex cinema chains. In 1997, The Ritz Cinema was placed on the Register of the National Estate by the Australian Heritage Council.
This record notes that: The Ritz Cinema is the only one of three remaining theatres of this style in an unaltered state still used as a cinema in New South Wales and is one of the few surviving examples of the hundreds of cinemas which were built during the 1930s, one of the most creative periods of cinematic design in Australia... The Ritz, which has operated continuously as a movie theatre since 1937, has social values as a community cultural entertainment centre in the Randwick area; the place is highly valued by the Art Deco Society... The Ritz is significant for its intact and well detailed Art Deco design and is a prominent element in the St Paul's Road urban precinct... Since 2008 Randwick City Council has held an annual food and film festival at The Spot featuring special screenings of films at The Ritz, live performances and food stalls; the Spot Food and Film Festival is run as a part of the Coogee Arts Festival. In 2008, The Australian Film Festival, The Spot Chamber of Commerce and Randwick City Council established the Australian Film Walk of Fame, a "recognition of successful Australian artists in the film industry" and consists of a series of brass plaques set in the pavement on the northern side of St Pauls Street outside the Ritz Cinema.
The Council has noted that The Spot Food and Film Festival will provide an ongoing opportunity for additional notable persons to be inducted into the Walk of Fame in the future. The first person recognised in the Walk of Fame was Australian actor Charles "Bud" Tingwell, whose plaque stands outside the Ritz Cinema. Other Australian cinema identities commemorated. Under the Randwick Local Environment Plan 2012 a number of buildings in the vicinity of The Spot are listed as heritage items and the immediate locale a designated Heritage Conservation Area. Buildings within the Heritage Conservation Area around The Spot include: 13 Lee Street - an Edwardian residence built c 1910 84 Perouse Road - a two-storey Federation house 85 Perouse Road - a Federation Bungalow built c. 1915 106 Perouse Road - a Federation Period Queen Anne cottage 108 and 110 Perouse Road - two Federation Period Queen Anne cottages 15 St Pauls Street - a Victorian terrace house 17 St Pauls Street - a Federation Period cottage 19 St Pauls Street - a Victorian Italianate terrace house 25-27 St Pauls Street - two Victorian Italianate terrace houses (item I446