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Soho Curzon Cinema, London

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The Curzon Arthouse Cinema in Soho
The Curzon Arthouse Cinema in Soho
Soho is the home of one of London's best art-house cinemas - the Curzon Soho. It is a three-screen cinema that sits on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue - an iconic presence. There has been a cinema in this spot since 1959, and it has been the Curzon since 1998. It is a modern space with an excellent bar area (that is fun to head to even if you have no intentions of seeing a film) and a café brought to you by Konditor and Cook (the legendary London bakers).

This page will provide you with details on the Curzon cinema in Soho. There is information on what to expect at the cinema, a link to ticket prices and instructions on how to get to the cinema from the closest tube and contact details.

tip It is worth noting that the Curzon is a small chain - it also has branches in Mayfair, Chelsea and Richmond. So if you are in other parts of town and fancy hitting a Curzon cinema you will also have options (see the official website link below for more details).

What to expect at the Curzon Cinema in Soho

The Curzon Soho was voted number one cinema in London by readers of Time Out, and it's easy to see why. The Curzon sits at a central spot in the heart of London's West End, and it offers interesting and art house films every day of the week. At the Curzon, they also offer an interesting and alternative programme of events that go above and beyond what you would normally expect to find at a cinema. Examples of these events are listed below:

Question and Answer sessions at The Curzon:

The Curzon offer a whole range of events above and beyond the normal cinema experience. One of the popular of these is their Q& A sessions. These are sessions where, prior to the film there will be a talk given by somebody linked to the film (perhaps an actor or director - in the past these have included Ken Loach, Gus Van Sant, Tilda Swinton and Mickey Rourke). You will be given the opportunity to ask a question to the expert. After this, the film is screened. To have a look at what sessions might be taking place whilst you are in town, plus how to book a ticket, check out the Events page on the Official Curzon Website.

Documentary Days at The Curzon:

Another activity that is offered at The Curzon cinema is the 'Curzon Docdays'. Documentaries are screened and then followed by discussions and question and answer session. To find out more, check the

Eating and drinking

There is both a bar and a café in The Curzon. Both of these are open to the public, so you don't need to have bought a ticket to use them.

Konditor and Cook cafe in the Curzon cinema
Konditor and Cook cafe in the Curzon cinema

Curzon Soho Bar:

This small bar is located on the lower ground floor of the building. It is a vibrant and intimate setting in which to enjoy a drink surrounded by old film posters.

Konditor and Cook café:

This café sits right next to the entrance on the ground floor of the building. It offers a wide range of sandwiches, pastries, cakes and hot and cold drinks. The original Konditor and Cook bakers is down in Borough Market - this central location gives you the opportunity to try out some of their legendary baked goods.

Tube Closest Tube: Leicester Square (Black Line / Northern Line and Blue Line / Piccadilly Line)

On leaving the Leicester Square tube station exit, head down the large Charing Cross Road, towards Shaftesbury Avenue. When you arrive at Shaftesbury Avenue, turn left and walk for about two minutes, until you reach the Curzon Soho Cinema.

Cinema opening times

The times of the films and therefore the opening times of the cinema vary. To find out about film times it is best to keep an eye on the official Curzon Soho website (see the link below).

Ticket prices

To book your tickets for the cinema, you can:

buy them at the venue,

book them online (see the link below)

or call the box office on the number provided below.

tip It is worth checking the Official Curzon Cinema Soho website (link below) for any concessions that may be available on your ticket prices. For example, if you are under 15 years old you will get reduced ticket prices. You can also get group discount on tickets.

The prices for the cinema vary depending on what time of the day you visit and your age. They are also subject to change on a regular basis. This means that it is best to check the official website (link below) to find out the prices. Official Curzon Soho ticket prices page.

Contact details

Curzon Soho Cinema
99 Shaftesbury Avenue

Tel: +44 (0) 12 3355 5644

Website: Official Curzon Soho Cinema website

If you are not really in the mood for an art house cinema experience you can get your blockbuster fix just down the road at the Odeon on Shaftesbury Avenue. For more details on that cinema see our Guide to the Odeon Cinema in Covent Garden.

Whether it is sunny or rainy, night or day, the Curzon cinema in Soho is worth a visit. It is so much more than your average cinema and could be considered to be an important London attraction. Have a look at the website prior to your visit and see whether they are hosting any special events that might take your fancy.

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