Curzon Soho

Cinemas , Independent Soho
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Arthouse film fans have been known to go weak at the knees at the mention of the Soho Curzon, which has some of the best programming in London – a mix of arty new releases and documentaries, often introduced by the filmmakers themselves. Watching a film at the Curzon always feels special, surrounded by film lovers without it being pretentious. The coffee is good, the bar relaxed, and if you’re watching a British film, you’ll likely be seeing the finished product a stone’s throw from where it was edited in Soho. Perfect for whiling away a rainy afternoon.

Venue name: Curzon Soho
Address: 93-107 Shaftesbury Ave
London
W1D 5DY
Opening hours: Box office 0870 756 4620
Transport: Tube: Leicester Sq
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    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • 3 out of 5 stars
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MillieMollyMoo
Tastemaker

I don’t usually go to the cinema in central London because it’s very expensive and I can see all the films I want in my local area. I went to the Curzon for a special screening of Anomalisa this week with a talk from the Directors Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson. It was a really brilliant experience. The film itself was great but the surroundings added so much to the experience. It’s a gorgeous cinema, seeped in cinema history and also a real community feel. This is not just a cinema, it feels like a club. The place has loads of fan art, classic movie posters and mural to saving the cinema- it have been under threat of closer and it is doing everything it can to keep those doors open…and for good reason. This cinema shows very niche films, holds great events and has brill bars on all 3 levels of the building. Worth paying high ticket price for those special cinema moments.


Also watch their hilarious viral campaign to save the place for F**ks sake! :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAWxlblpvjE

Tom Bruce
Tastemaker

If current the proposed route for the Cross-Rail 2 are granted planning permission, the Soho Curzon will cease to exist. The sub-levels where lie the three screens and bar will be totally obliterated to make way for train tracks. Where once you ate tailor-crafted caramel and gold dust coated popcorn and watched amazing arthouse documentaries, a gigantic tunnel snake will thunder along, without thought for the broken souls that have lost their dark underground realm of refuge.


Curzon Soho is expensive, yes. It is on Shaftesbury Avenue though, so...


Point is, it shouldn't and mustn't go, an argument which is triumphantly made to cinema goers before each screening during an in-house  protest film which recreates famous scenes and pieces of dialogue from classic movies, all of them profane to the utmost. 


Go to their site, jump on the petition bandwagon.

Dave C

A great venue. Fantastic films and a great place to hang out too. Their programme of director and cast Q&As is especially strong.

Hayley P

I love every floor of the Curzon, from the cafe selling delicious red velvet to the bar and popcorn floor and, of course, the screens. You can tuck away in a corner and have a quick drink with your fancy man before hot footing it to watch the latest independent and international films. If you're into film then this is definitely the spot for you.  

Tim A
Staff Writer

The film programming at this exquisite cinema in the heart of Soho is flawless. It's an effortlessly cool venue with wonderful food and drink and a gorgeously geeky, too-cool-for-school staff who genuinely love film. It's a cinephile's dream.

Roman Tagoe
moderator

Probably my favourite cinema in central London. Film-going aside the bar is a good spot for a date!