GENERAL INFORMATION

A welcome retreat on the King's Road

 

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206 King’s Road, London,SW3 5XP
Tube: Sloane Square (District and Circle Lines)
Buses: 11, 19, 22, 49, 211, 319

 

TICKET PRICES

EARLY BIRD

Monday to Friday from opening to 5pm, Saturday Sunday and Bank Holidays from opening to 2pm

Standard: £8.00/  £6.80 Cineaste members
Pullman: £10.00 / £8.50 Cineaste members
Concessions: £5.00 / £4.25 Cineaste members

Concession applies to senior citizens (60+ for men and women), plus students in secondary or higher education (with student ID) and children under 12 years of age

PEAK TICKET
Monday to Friday from after 5pm to close, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday from after 5pm to close

Standard: £13.75 / £11.55 Cineaste members
Pullman: £18.00 / £15.30 Cineaste members
Children (under 12): £7.00

Please note – 3D performances require 3D glasses which are sold seperately at the venue.

Booking Fee

Book online by clicking on the film title, choosing a time and entering your details. There is a £1.00 fee per online booking, and £2.00 by phone.

Please note: Members do not pay a booking fee when purchasing tickets online or by phone.

Group bookings

Buy nine tickets and get the tenth free on standard film screenings only. Available in person and over the phone.

Refunds

We are unable to offer a refund or exchange on tickets once they have been booked or paid for.

ACCESS
Chelsea is regrettably, currently not accessible to wheelchair users. We endeavour to help wheelchair users who are able to take the stairs assisted, or unassisted, as much as we can but we ask that customers who require assistance up and down the stairs kindly get in touch with us prior to their visit so we can discuss their specific needs and make their visit to Curzon Chelsea as comfortable as possible.

 

Hire CHELSEA

The perfect fit for a great event

A grand cinema on the King’s Road, built originally as a music hall, Chelsea split from Odeon and was taken over by Artificial Eye film company in 1983. Often used as a filming location, the enormous auditorium has very comfortable seats and plenty of leg room. The cinema is ideal for big meetings or festival and gala screenings, and has a truly distinctive interior style.

The foyer and bar area can hold up to 150 people for pre or post-screening receptions. The bar and auditorium are fully licensed.

Screen One
713 seats. 35mm film projection, 2K digital projection, Beta SP and digibeta, Blu-ray, DVD, Data, Mini DV. All aspect ratios. Microphones. Dolby 5.1 Digital sound. 3D available. Luxurious Pullman seats with superior leg room.

Curzon Chelsea Hire Costs
Please contact us directly for specific hire rates for your event by using the form on the Private Hire page.

History

A cinema for over 75 years

A prized jewel in Curzon’s fleet, Curzon Chelsea boasts over 700 seats and a luxurious atmosphere, nestled in the heart of fashionable King’s Road. Despite its modern appearance, Chelsea’s roots in film history go back to the birth of cinema. The studios and laboratory of film pioneer William Friese-Greene were on the original site and a bas relief of his image can still be seen of the facade of the building.

By 1934, the studio had made way for a huge behemoth of a cinema, the Gaumont Palace. Designed by architects William E. Trent and Ernest F. Tully, it had a seating capacity of 2,502 and was equipped with a Compton theatre organ. It had a fully equipped stage with flytower, rehearsal room and eight dressing rooms. There was also a 150-seat cafe which had its own entrance whilst the exterior of the building boasted Art Deco panels. The cinema became the Gaumont Theatre from 1937 and was eventually modernised in 1960. Re-named the Odeon in 1963, the cinema finally closed its main doors in 1972.

The foyer and stalls area were converted into the Habitat store while the former stage area was converted into flats and offices. A new Odeon Cinema seating 739 was created in the former balcony area, opening in September 1973. This Odeon closed in November 1981 with a Midnight Movie double-bill ofThe Rocky Horror Picture Show andYoung Frankenstein.

The cinema was left vacant for almost two years until the arthouse film distributors Artificial Eye took it over and re-named it the Chelsea Cinema. It re-opened on 15th September 1983 with Gerard Depardieu in Andrzej Wajda’sDanton. Along with its sister site, Renoir, Chelsea joined Curzon Cinemas in 2006 and has recently had a makeover, delivering a fabulous new bar and even more luxurious Pullman seats.