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|
93-107 Shaftesbury Ave
|Opening hours:||Box office 0870 756 4620|
|Transport:||Tube: Leicester Sq|
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- Decadence is both the subject and the style in ‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook’s elegant, intensely romantic adaptation of Sarah Waters’s spicy bestseller ‘Fingersmith’. Shifting the action from Victorian England to pre-war Korea under Japanese r...Read more
- Director Pablo Larraín is already having a stellar year with his psychologically adventurous drama ‘Jackie’. So the fact that he has another movie for us is impressive in itself. An unconventional drama about the revolutionary and Nobel-prize winn...Read more
- At the start of 'Elle', the final credit to appear in the darkness (over the sounds of fucking) tells us that we’re about to watch a Paul Verhoeven film. Really? Call it a delicious redundancy. 'Elle' might just be the most Verhoeveny film yet, du...Read more
- Tilda Swinton is the perfect choice to read the letters of force of nature Gertrude Bell – archeologist, explorer, mountaineer and spy. Bell became the first woman to get a first in history from Oxford, then taught herself Persian and rode off int...Read more
- Dissociation turns deadly in this sombre not-quite-vampire movie, as a disturbed boy’s obsession with the undead drives him to murder. When we meet Bronx teenager Milo (Eric Ruffin) he’s already a killer, sucking the blood from a businessman’s nec...Read more
- This American horror film has more fun playing with racial tensions than with scaring us to death, which for some will be a bit of a letdown. The problem with ‘Get Out’ is that it is perhaps a touch too in love with its big idea: that for a young ...Read more
- Have you got what it takes to sit through ‘Raw’? Last year, a festival screening of this French arthouse cannibal movie, directed by 33-year-old Julia Ducournau, turned into a bit of a medical emergency when audience members passed out. No ambulan...Read more
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Anyone who works in film sees this place as their sprritual home. Anyone who is a real fan of cinema feels the same. I'd do anything to keep it open.
This venue is a huge part of my life. It makes cinema going an absolute pleasure. Currently I am making a documentary about fighting to save the Curzon Soho in it's current awful predicament. I love this place.
Curzon Soho Cinema has had a historic role in the development of arthouse cinema in the UK, and it's to me the flagship of art cinema in London. I value the significance of cinema culture and the role it plays in the identity, politics, society and economy of a country, especially in the UK where the creative and
cultural industries compete with the financial sector.
I can't believe it is under threat. London should learn to better protect historic and cultural spaces, especially from developers.
A great venue. Fantastic films and a great place to hang out too. Their programme of director and cast Q&As is especially strong.
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.