The bastion of independent cinema, Curzon Soho celebrates its 60th birthday this year. Commissioned by Harold Wingate, who ran Curzon Mayfair, the cinema opened as The Columbia on 4 February 1959, with the UK premiere of Vincente Minnelli’s Gigi.

The single-screen, 734 seater venue became Curzon West End in 1985 and was redeveloped into its present three-screen layout in 1998, when it was renamed Curzon Soho.

On 4 February 2019, we mark both the sixtieth birthday of The Columbia and twenty-one years of Curzon Soho with a screening of Gigi, based on Colette’s novella, which takes us back to early 20th-century Paris.

We are delighted to reprise the first film screened at the cinema, with an introduction from the film's star Leslie Caron and Stephen Woolley, producer of the 2019 film Colette, plus DJs in the bar afterwards. Members can see the film for £5.


Vincente Minnelli


Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor

Running Time:

115 minutes


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