The newly refurbished, light and attractive foyer and bar spaces create a wonderfully welcoming area on your arrival at the venue, and are also ideal for reception drinks and networking events.
The screening room seats 178, and is the perfect place for your film screening, AGM, or conference.
The Cranford Suite*
This lovely room, which still contains the proscenium arch and curtains from its earlier days as the screening room, is suitable for wedding receptions, birthday celebrations, and presentation dinners. It is also suitable for use for additional conference and meeting space.
The Tatton Room*
This simple room which can seat up to 60 theatre style, provides yet more space in this incredible venue and can be used on its own or in conjunction with the hire of other spaces.
* Both the Cranford Suite and the Tatton Room have access to a kitchen.
Curzon Knutsford Hire Costs
Please contact us directly for specific hire rates for your event by emailing
History of the cinema
The Knutsford cinema was originally christened the Marcliff Cinema, after the founder, Clifford and his wife, Margery, in 1937. Clifford also had a cinema called the Barcliff, named after his daughter, Barbara.
The cinema then passed into the hands of Knutsford Town Council and subsequently Macclesfield Borough Council in 1974, then Cheshire East Council in 2009.
The auditorium originally housed 600 seats but a 1990 refurbishment reduced the number to 172 seats, emphasising the use of the building as a community space.
The original art-deco proscenium arch of the cinema is still in situ.