GENERAL INFORMATION

A stone's throw away from the Thames

 

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Water Lane, Richmond, TW9 1TJ
Tube: Richmond
Overground: Richmond
Buses: 33, 65, 190, 337, 371, 391, 419, 490, 493, H22, H37, R68, R70

 

ACCESS

Curzon Richmond has full access to all parts of the building including the screen.

TICKET PRICES

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

Standard: £7.50 / £6.30 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 from 5pm to close, Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays from 2pm to close

Standard: £13.75 / £11.55 Cineaste members
Children (under 15): £7.00


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 RICHMOND

Suits private screenings or presentations

A well-loved local cinema, once winning the LBC London Living Award for Best Neighborhood Cinema, Curzon Richmond is an elegant and distinctive space with comfortable seats in an auditorium designed like a theatre – draped and pillared. The atmosphere is warm yet exclusive, and the cinema is seconds away from the riverside and close to transport links to central London.

Screen One
144 seats. 35mm film projection. 4K Sony digital projection. Beta SP and Digibeta, Blu-ray, DVD, Data, Mini DV. All aspect ratios. Microphones. Air conditioned. Licensed auditorium. Digital 5.1 sound. 3D available.

Curzon Richmond Bar
Fully licensed, also serves tea and coffee. Capacity 144. CD player.

 

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

History

Part of the Richmond cinema heritage

The most petite member of our family of cinemas is also the one whose roots extend the furthest back built as it was on the site of a larger cinema originally called the New Royalty Kinema. Opened in December 1914, it was operated by the Joseph Mears chain, and the frontage and foyer of the building was originally an 18th-century Georgian town house, with the cinema auditorium built at the rear. The Listed 18th-century facade and former foyer were retained and are now in use as offices and a restaurant, and can still be seen on Hill Street.

Seating in the New Royalty was provided for 900 in the stalls and 120 in the circle, whilst the decoration was carried out in a French Classical style. There was an illuminated dome in the centre of the ceiling towards the front of the auditorium, and a sliding roof over the circle seating area was used on hot summer days. In 1922, a Hill Norman & Beard organ was installed. In June 1929, it was re-named Royalty Kinema. Closed in October 1940, due to the war, it re-opened in May 1942.

The Royalty Kinema was taken over by Oscar Deutsch’s Odeon chain from January 1944 and as they merged with the Gaumont British Theatres chain, the name was changed to Gaumont from November 1949. The Gaumont was closed by the Rank Organisation on 25 October 1980 and in 1983, the auditorium was demolished.

Due to a covenant on the site, stating that ‘cinema use must be retained’, in the late 1980s, owner Philip Knatchbull enlisted the help of the Twickenham Film Studios, Richard Attenborough and David Puttnam to provide local filmgoers with an independent arthouse cinema and thus on 15 June 1990, the Richmond Filmhouse was born.

Joining with Curzon Cinemas in 2006, the Filmhouse was re-named Curzon Richmond in November 2008 and now, boasting a digital projector, the cinema shows a more varied programme of films.

Set along the banks of the Thames away from the bustle of the high street, Curzon Richmond is a dearly loved neighbourhood cinema which quietly competes with local multiplexes by showing the best in world and independent cinema.