Poor old Lewisham. For the last 20 years, it’s been the only London borough with no full-time permanent cinema. Not for much longer. The arthouse Curzon chain – which owns one of our favourite cinemas, the Soho Curzon – is opening up on the campus of Goldsmiths uni in New Cross. The 101-seat Curzon Goldsmiths opens on January 29 with screenings Monday to Friday evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday. Arty Goldsmiths is a perfect match for Curzon – it has churned out seven Turner Prize winners, its design department was voted the best in the UK and its filmy alumni include directors Steve McQueen, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Alfred Hitchcock (who is said to have studied art courses there).
Patrick Loughrey, Warden, Goldsmiths, University of London said: 'Cinema has always been a vital part of Goldsmiths. From Oscar-winners to the use of film in research and teaching across the university, we have a rich screen heritage. Cinema has always brought people together, and this partnership with Curzon will help us share our love of film with the local community, London and the wider world.'