Curzon Mayfair

38 Curzon Street,
London, W1J 7TY

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Operated by: Curzon Cinemas

Architects: H.G. Hammond

Firms: Sir John Burnett, Tait & Partners

Functions: Movies (Independent)

Previous Names: Curzon Cinema

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 440871.703.3989

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Curzon Mayfair

Located in the fashionable Mayfair district of central London’s West End. The Curzon Cinema, replaced the earlier 1934 Curzon Cinema, opening on 6th April 1966 with Bridget Bardot in “Viva Maria” and 542 seats including two private boxes at the rear which each seat 6. The coffered auditorium ceiling was designed by Victor Vasarely. It is an elegantly appointed first-class art house. The programming is a fascinating amalgam of current international fare of quality with selected revivals and repertory series.

In 2002, it was converted into a twin screen cinema, with 320 seats in the former front stalls area, which has a screen 43 feet wide by 20 feet high, and 83 seats in the former rear stalls.

The Curzon Mayfair is a Grade II Listed building.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

Recent comments (view all 31 comments)

Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell on September 27, 2016 at 1:56 am

Everything must be done to prevent the cinema from being forced to close on account of greedy property companies.

CF100 on October 4, 2016 at 10:14 am

If soundproofing is installed, even if the cost is not bourne by the developer, they may require access to the residential units on the first floor. Whilst they could avoid installing soundproofing by pressuring Curzon into surrendering their lease (i.e. Curzon may just decide they don’t want to face the mounting costs of potential litigation), the risk is that they would end up with very high costs themselves. Which doesn’t sound like a cunning scheme dreamt up by a greedy developer—but, hey, what do I know?

I’m afraid “the law is an ass”…

duke0077 on April 1, 2017 at 3:30 am

Does anyone remember John Silcock. A projectionist here for a few years. I worked with him at the former Plaza Cinema, Regent Street, London.

zanygang on August 19, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Screen 1 is great, but screen 2 id lousey

rivest266 on May 30, 2021 at 8:17 am

Grand opening ad posted.

HowardBHaas on June 13, 2022 at 5:24 am

After a Pandemic pause, I revisited London last month & enjoyed a movie, “Benediction” at this theater, in the main screen. I posted photos. The auditorium is gorgeous. The lobby has a remarkable piece of art which I included in my photos.

HowardBHaas on June 13, 2022 at 5:26 am

Ian, your 3rd photo link above goes to surfers.

Ian on June 13, 2022 at 7:13 am

Thanks for the heads-up Howard - don’t know how that happened, it was working, but now seems to have defaulted to the start of my photostream (in a few days that won’t be the surfers!). The corrected link is below, as I am unable to edit the original post.


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