Curzon Soho

93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London, W1D 5DY

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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Described in this 1959 trade article: boxoffice

woody
woody on February 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

press ad from august 1982 when it reopened as the Classic Shaftsbury Ave, with slightly less classy programming than todays
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5447698533/

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 2, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Here is an updated link for the photo posted on Apr 2, 2006.

scott99
scott99 on October 15, 2008 at 7:00 pm

I worked as an usher there for a few months in the late eighties. The management used to run it along the lines of a theatre, and it was always a very highbrow crowd. The auditorum was all in blue, and the seats were extremely comfortable for the time. A shame to see it sliced and diced, though am not suprised. It was rarely very busy, though the new improved version seems to be doing a roaring trade in DVDs and carrot cake!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 11, 2007 at 9:38 am

This is another recent view of the Curzon Soho.

Ian
Ian on August 18, 2006 at 10:22 pm

and by day in the same month :–

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ErikH
ErikH on May 1, 2006 at 3:14 pm

I visited the Curzon Soho last week for a screening of the French film “Lemmings.” Interesting film, but what I found most notable was that “Lemmings” was presented (in the largest auditorium of the Curzon Soho) in DLP without any promotion in the local press that the Curzon engagement of “Lemmings” was presented digitally.

A classy arthouse—-far superior to its equivalents in NYC such as the Angelika and Lincoln Plaza.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 2, 2006 at 7:33 am

Here is another photo of the Curzon Soho.

KenRoe
KenRoe on December 24, 2005 at 7:05 am

A recent exterior photograph of the Curzon Soho:
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KenRoe
KenRoe on June 26, 2004 at 2:06 pm

The Columbia was built on the site of the bombed out Shaftesbury Pavilion/Gaumont News Theatre of 1912. The new cinema was originally going to be a sister theatre to the Curzon Mayfair and had the same architectural firm of Sir John Burnet, Tait and Partners. The architect in charge being H.G. Hammond. Columbia Pictures took over the lease during construction and it opened as the Columbia. It was equipped to show 70mm and Todd AO films.