General Information

Nestled in the heart of Mayfair

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38 Curzon Street, London, W1J 7TY

Tube: Green Park, Hyde Park Corner (exit 3).
Buses: 14, 19, 22, 36, 38, 73, 82, 137 (nearest stop: Hilton Park Lane).
Overground: Victoria.

ACCESS

The bar, foyer and Screen 1 have wheelchair access. An infrared loop system is in both Screen 1 and 2 for the hard of hearing.

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 15 years of age

PEAK TICKET
Monday to Friday after 5pm to close, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays after 2pm to close

Standard: £14.50 / £12.30 Cineaste members
Pullman: £18.00 / £15.30 Cineaste members
Children (under 15): £7.00

MAYFAIR ROYAL BOX (4 seats): £100.00
Cineaste: £85.00

Please note – there will be an additional surcharge of £2 on all tickets for 3D films.

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.

Hire MAYFAIR

Perfect for premieres or presentations

Located amongst the galleries, bars and restaurants of Mayfair this Grade II listed building houses a breathtaking and unusual auditorium for its large screen (an impressive 11 metres). The additional two Royal Boxes add that touch of sophistication and exclusivity that will help your event sparkle. Along with the stylish bar – with its clever sliding screen to ensure your privacy, and a further, more intimate screening room, the Mayfair is perfect for impressing your guests.

We hold at least 12 film premieres at the Curzon Mayfair each year – often red carpet, celebrity affairs. Our team has the experience and tact to deal with high profile events such as this.

Fully licensed bar and licensed screens.

The main screen boasts newly upholstered seating with ample legroom, a good sized stage for presentations, an impressive screen, stage lighting, a spotlight and Dolby 5:1 digital sound. Disabled access is provided on entrance to the building via a stair lift, and directly into the screen via another dedicated lift.

Screen One: 311 Seats (2 wheelchair spaces) + 2 Royal Boxes x 4 seats in each. 35mm film projection, 2K digital projection from Doremi server. Beta SP and Digibeta, Blu-ray, DVD, Data, mini DV and 3D available. All aspect ratios. Spotlight. Raked stage. Wired and radio microphones and PA. Lectern. Data and mic connection from auditorium or projection box. Full disabled access and air conditioning.

Screen Two: 101 seats. 2K digital projection from GDC server. Beta SP and Digibeta, Blu-ray, DVD, Data, mini DV and 3D available. All aspect ratios. Wired and radio microphones and PA. Lectern. Data and mic connection from auditorium or projection box. Air conditioned.

Bar: Capacity 120. iPod dock. Free wi-fi.

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

History

Over 80 years of world cinema

Curzon Mayfair, a Grade II listed building,is one of London’s oldest and most prestigious art-house cinemas. Voted by Time Out readers as one of London’s top 20 cinemas, it has reflected the highest standards of independent and international art-house film since it originally opened in 1934. The family-owned Cinema has been instrumental in the progression of the British and international film industry. Curzon in Mayfair was one of the first cinemas to import and show foreign language films in the UK, as a result of the release of Max Ophuls’ La Ronde. The Cinema has also played host to many significant film premieres throughout its long history.

The birth of Curzon Cinemas occurred on 6th March 1934, when a modest building on Curzon Street, Mayfair, opened its doors for the first time, inviting audiences to Willi Forst’s biopic of Schubert, Unfinished Symphony. Built by The Marquese di Casa Maury and designed by architect Francis Lorne in a European style, the brick facade was low-rise and the only relief was a vertical white stone feature that had the name ‘Curzon’ mounted on it in green neon script. Inside, the 492-seat auditorium was provided on one level with a raised section containing luxury ‘club’ seats. In contrast to the picture palaces of the era, the Curzon Cinema had an austere interior, but with luxurious blue carpets and velveted armchairs.

In early September 1939 the cinema was closed for refurbishment, but due to the war it stayed closed and was taken over for army screenings. It was during this time that Harold Wingate acquired the lease and the cinema has remained in the family ever since. After the war, the Wingates became distributors of foreign language films, bringing classics like The Bicycle Thieves and The 400 Blows to London audiences. Considered the elite art house cinema, the Curzon enjoyed many long runs, including in 1951-52, a 17-month engagement of Max Ophüls’ La Ronde, which was seen by over half a million patrons and reputedly caused the introduction of the X-certificate to the UK.

However, property prices in the area were ever increasing and the cinema was sitting on a prime location. Closed in 1963, it was demolished in 1964 to make way for an office block which would include a new cinema on the first floor. The new Curzon opened in April 1966 with Viva Maria and now boasted a larger 530-seat auditorium, a huge 43-foot by 20-foot screen and two Royal Boxes. In 2002, the rear stalls were converted into a second screen, offering a wider selection of films and now with the development of satellite technology, Mayfair has become home to live transmissions from around the world, including opera from New York’s Met. Curzon Mayfair is also a Grade II Listed building and with a newly refurbished bar, remains one of the most luxurious treats for any cinephile.