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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SethLewis on June 29, 2004 at 11:49 pm

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 on August 4, 2004 at 5:36 am

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 5, 2004 at 5:21 pm

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:

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 6, 2005 at 9:48 am

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

kevinp on August 7, 2005 at 2:32 am

And here is one in colour !

:>) kev p

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woody on October 22, 2007 at 3:33 am

photos taken sept 2007 at a Q&A for As You Like It with Kenneth Branagh, Brian Blessed and Adrian Lester
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wider shot of the auditorium from two photos (badly) joined together

HowardBHaas on May 21, 2009 at 7:04 am

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

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 22, 2015 at 9:03 pm

Meryl Streep mentioned on Graham Norton that the London premiere of Into the Woods was at this theater.

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