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.
Starting on 4 February, we mark both the sixtieth birthday of The Columbia and twenty-one years of Curzon Soho with a series of special presentations beginning with a screening of Gigi, based on Colette’s novella, which takes us back to early 20th-century Paris.
Curzon Members can see the films in the Soho 60 series for £5.
Based on the Orange Prize winning novel by Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin is an gripping psychological thriller directed by acclaimed filmmaker Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here, Morvern Callar), featuring acclaimed performances by Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller.
Saturday 16 February 9.00pm, Curzon Soho.
Our screenings are rounded off with a 35mm presentation of the Merchant Ivory classic The Remains of the Day, based on Kazuo Ishiguro's booker prize winning novel and starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.
Sunday 17 February 2.30pm, Curzon Soho.
Here's to 60 more years!
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, plus DJs in the bar afterwards.
Monday 4 February 6.30pm 2019 Curzon Soho.
Luca Guadagnino's sun-drenched coming of age drama was a recent hit at the Curzon Soho, continuiously playing for 6 months over the course of 2017-18.
Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer star in the film which scooped Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2018 Oscars.
Sunday 10 February 2.30pm, Curzon Soho.