Curzon Mayfair

38 Curzon Street,
London, W1J 7TY

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Located in the fashionable Mayfair district of central London’s West End. The Curzon Cinema, replaced the earlier 1934 Curzon Cinema, opening on 6th April 1966 with Bridget Bardot in “Viva Maria” and 530 seats. It is an elegantly appointed first-class art house. The programming is a fascinating amalgam of current international fare of quality with selected revivals and repertory series.

In 2002, it was converted into a twin screen cinema, with 320 seats in the former front stalls area, which has a screen 43 feet wide by 20 feet high, and 83 seats in the former rear stalls.

The Curzon Mayfair is a Grade II Listed building.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 26, 2004 at 8:44 pm

My notes show that I saw Louis Malle’s unforgettable “Lacombe, Lucien” when in London (visiting from the U.S.) in July, 1974.

SethLewis
SethLewis on June 30, 2004 at 7:49 am

A very civilized movie going experience…A coffee bar instead of the usual concessions with generally long runs of international cf Bergman, Pasolini, Malle fare…Took my mom to see Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd St one New Year’s eve (keep in mind that most cinemas in the UK close on NYE)…The cinema has survived over 40 years throwing in the odd revival (2001 2 years ago) when most West End screens wouldnt go near them and was refurbed and twinned last year with the second screen a real mini (under 100 seats) able to second run main features and the main screen still impressive

Both Curzons tend to run great repertory double features on Sunday afternoons

sarahwinborn
sarahwinborn on August 4, 2004 at 1:36 pm

Curzon Cinemas are celebrating their 70th Anniversary this year which is a major achievement for an Independent cinema which is still run by the Wingate Family. As part of the Anniversary they are screening a number of special seasons which have included: Burlesque Season, Italian Neo Realist Season, Kenji Mizoguchi season and the current French season which will be running until the 30th September.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 6, 2004 at 1:21 am

I always wondered where Vittorio De Sica’s “Ladri di biciclette” (“Bicycle Thieves” in the U.K., “The Bicycle Thief” in the U.S.) opened in London. Now I know. It was at the Curzon.
See the news article on the theatre at:
http://cinematreasures.org/news/11924_0_1_0_C/

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 6, 2005 at 5:48 pm

Here is a photo of the interior from the 1970s.

kevinp
kevinp on August 7, 2005 at 10:32 am

And here is one in colour !

:>) kev p

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 2, 2006 at 12:34 am

Address:
38 Curzon Street
London W1J 7TY

And a photo can be seen here.

woody
woody on October 22, 2007 at 11:33 am

photos taken sept 2007 at a Q&A for As You Like It with Kenneth Branagh, Brian Blessed and Adrian Lester
exterior
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/1679322224/
auditorium sc1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/1679339006/
wider shot of the auditorium from two photos (badly) joined together
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/1679365772/

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on May 21, 2009 at 3:04 pm

My photo from last week of the auditorium of this fantastic cinema:
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Sound, screen & projection, seats, everything was topnotch.

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