Curzon Cinema

Princess Road, Bowfell Circle,
Urmston, M41 5SQ

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Previously operated by: G.B. Snape Group of Assoc. Cinema Companies

Architects: M.C. Sunter, J. B. Teasdale

Firms: Teasdale & Sunter

Functions: Church

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: New Curzon Cinema

Phone Numbers:
Manager: 0161.748.2929

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Curzon Cinema

Located in the Flixton district to the east of Urmston, Greater Manchester. The Curzon Cinema was a survivor, opening in December 1936. By 1963 it was operated by the G.B. Snape Group of Assoc. Cinema Companies chain. Later operated by an independent operator it continued, despite the recent introduction of nearby multiplexes.

Sadly, it was closed on 5th September 2008. It stood vacant and unused. In 2023 plans to convert the building into 42 apartments were dropped. In April 2024 it had been purchased by the Christian Revival Church, with plans to possibly bring the building back into use as a theatre and community centre.

Contributed by Mike Roy

Recent comments (view all 20 comments)

Derick Moss
Derick Moss on May 28, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I owned (Leasehold) and ran this twin screen cinema from 1995 to Nov 2004. Just prior to the Trafford Centre opening we invested £20k in new carpet, seats, decor, foyer upgrade/repaint and a new FOH signbox with new logo’s. We also extended the programme to 4 shows daily per screen at weekends, school and bank hols. We maintained first run product and, due to sensible pricing levels at the box office and kiosk, retained a loyal family audience. The building fabric (and 14 separate flat roofs) was a concern when I took over and was costing a fortune to maintain, making the business somewhat unprofitable and eventually non-viable.

Tinribs on October 5, 2013 at 4:52 am

As aprojectionist who worked there many years ago when it was asingle screen, in answer to the question re the organ it was designed for one but never installed.

                Ray Batten
Mike_Blakemore on October 24, 2013 at 4:18 pm

I have put a Picture on that I think is The Curzon. Its Poor quailty. But might not be any other available

mushroom on March 1, 2018 at 12:18 pm

I have what I believe is the café sign from a cinema in Urmston would anyone be able to help me confirm this?

Peter Lea
Peter Lea on February 15, 2020 at 2:19 pm

Great reading these comments I worked at the Curzon for Derick Moss looking after projection and sound and also did the refurbishment of screen 2 for him in 2002 I have uploaded a photo of that to. I wished this was still open great traditional cinema, does anyone no if any of the equipment is left in there?

Derick Moss
Derick Moss on April 11, 2020 at 2:32 pm

Hi, Peter, Good to hear from you again. Just seen your comments. Are you still in the business?

Jason Mullen
Jason Mullen on June 8, 2022 at 1:50 pm

The current tennants Flixton School of Performing arts have just announced they are sadly closing down. The school were unable to fund repairs on the building so gave notice and the owner of the site has now sold it for a development of affordable housing. Plans go into Trafford council this week. A real shame if it is lost, this is the cinema my mum and grandmother always went to every week to see films in the 1940s and 50’s.

Chris T
Chris T on March 21, 2023 at 8:58 pm

Travelled past this on Mon 20/3/23. Sadly no longer being used. As stated previously the last tenants had to quit. Plans have been submitted for redevelopment (with the front facade only being retained). See

Biffaskin on December 19, 2023 at 5:24 am

Client for the architect was noted as being Captain F. S. Eaton.

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