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Curzon Cinemas are a chain of cinemas based in the United Kingdom, mostly in London, specialising in art house films. They also have a video on demand service, Curzon Home Cinema.

Curzon Cinemas Limited
IndustryLeisure, Entertainment & refreshments
Founded1934
Number of locations
12 cinemas
ProductsTickets, popcorn, alcohol, drinks & confectionery
ParentCurzon
Websitewww.curzoncinemas.com

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HistoryEdit

Curzon Cinemas were established in 1934 when Harold Wingate, who imported unknown films during the post World War I period, opened the first cinema in Mayfair. The second location, Curzon Bloomsbury, opened in 1972. In 1976 Curzon Artificial Eye, the film distribution company was launched.

LocationsEdit

The Renoir, Bloomsbury

Curzon Cinemas currently have 12 cinema complexes throughout the United Kingdom.[1]

Location Screens Notes
Aldgate 4 Opened January 2017
Bloomsbury 6 "The Renoir" Acquired March 2015[2]
Canterbury 3
Colchester 3 Opened 6th July 2018
Knutsford 1
Mayfair 2 First Curzon from 1934
Oxford 5 Opened Autumn 2017
Richmond 1
Ripon 2 Opened Autumn 2013[3][4]
Sheffield 3 Opened 9 January 2015
Soho 3
Victoria 5 Opened May 2014

Franchised locationsEdit

Curzon Cinemas have also franchised their name and operate in partnership with a number of other locations.[5]

Location Partner's name Number of screens Notes
South Bank Curzon Mondrian 1 [6]
Wimbledon hmvcurzon 3 Joint venture with HMV[7]

Future locationsEdit

Curzon intends to open three more cinemas in Greater London in 2019: Hoxton, East Finchley and Kingston. [8] It also plans to reopen its Chelsea cinema (which was closed in May 2018) in 2022 after the site is redeveloped by Cadogan Estates. [9]

Related companiesEdit

Curzon Artificial Eye is a sister company of Curzon Cinemas.[10] They cover acquisition, production and distribution rights to films across the UK and Ireland.

Curzon Home Cinema,[5] a video on demand service

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Curzon Cinemas". Curzon World. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Renoir to Curzon Bloomsbury: a rebranding too far".
  3. ^ Connor, Laura (30 April 2013). "Independent London cinema chain to run the Ripon cinema project". Ripon Gazette. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Ripon Cinema to be run by independent chain". Yorkshire Business Daily. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Home".
  6. ^ http://www.curzonmondrianlondon.com
  7. ^ "hmvcurzon Wimbledon Information".
  8. ^ https://www.screendaily.com/news/curzon-to-take-over-londons-phoenix-cinema/5132816.article
  9. ^ https://www.curzoncinemas.com/curzon-chelsea-will-return
  10. ^ "Curzon Artificial Eye". Curzon Artificial Eye.

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