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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- Life is a performance and Rome is the stage in ‘The Great Beauty’ from Paolo Sorrentino, the Italian director of ‘The Consequences of Love’ and ‘Il Divo’. In Sorrentino’s last film, the English-language ‘This Must Be the Place’, Sean Penn usurped ...Read more
- This doc about the British writer, artist and public intellectual John Berger, who for many decades lived as an ex-pat in rural France, was completed shortly before his death in January 2017 at the age of 90. It’s co-produced by the actor Tilda Sw...Read more
- Music sounds better when you’re on the road. In ‘Baby Driver’, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ director Edgar Wright takes the car-chase action film – loaded with tyre squeals – and weds it to a cracking jukebox playlist. The result is the most supercharged p...Read more
- Co-produced by Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli (makers of ‘Spirited Away’), this elegantly spare and dialogue-free animated film casts a magical spell. Set entirely on a speck of desert island, ‘The Red Turtle’ wrecks you with its luscious hues: t...Read more
- like the idea of feeling like you’ve been hit by a bus then shot with a taser while lying collapsed in the street, don’t miss this arthouse kidnap thriller. Director Cate Shortland is much more interested in captor-captive psychology than brutal t...Read more
- Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's 'Okja' is a globalised caper comedy with a conscience buried somewhere among all its silliness. In the film's sights are GM food production and the poor treatment of animals, and at its heart is a cute, often winnin...Read more
- In the five years since she died, there’s been little homage paid to Whitney Houston – the New Jersey kid who sang in the church choir and became a megastar chanteuse (she broke The Beatles’ record for consecutive US Number Ones). This doc from N...Read more
- If you know the Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, you’ll know he makes the driest of dry black comedies that rarely put a step further than a Helsinki bar – with a quiffed rockabilly band and pack of cigarettes never far away. His film are gems of ...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.