Unforgettable film, innovation and consistency of offer are at the core of Curzon.
With over 400 films in its catalogue including many Oscar and Bafta winning films, its expanding cinema chain and its fast developing on-demand film service Curzon is using its eighty-five year old iconic cinema brand to disrupt old business models and provide customers with new films when, where and how they want them. This is unique in the U.K.
Curzon opened its first cinema in London in 1934 and its latest cinema, Curzon Oxford, in December 2017, together with one of the UK’s first virtual reality screen.
Curzon’s unique programme of quality mainstream, art house and event cinema combined with destination venues in the epicentre of London attracts strong ‘A’ list talent participation with Q&A’s, special events and world premieres.
Curzon has grown to 20 cinemas with 46 screens. In 2018 three new cinemas with ten screens open in Colchester, Kingston & London. Each new cinema is designed as a destination venue with its identity relevant to the heritage of the local area.
A further seven cinemas are planned between 2019 & 2022 to complete the roll out of Curzon’s UK ‘shop front’ with 30 cinemas and 75 screens.
Curzon’s distribution label is the market leader in the UK for releasing foreign language films.
In 2015 Curzon released films starring Julianne Moore, Al Pacino and Dustin Hoffman. In 2014 Curzon was voted independent film distributor of the year winning 3 Oscars, 3 Bafta's and 3 Golden Globes for films such as “Still Alice”.
Curzon has won the best foreign language Oscar and Bafta for the last six years and in the last ten years, five of its films have won the coveted Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival. Curzon releases films by many of the world’s greatest filmmakers and its pedigree is second to none.
Via its on-demand film service Curzon uniquely offers customers’ films the same day as their cinema release. In 2015 “45 Years” became the first such film to exceed £1m at the UK box office and in 2018 ”Fantastic Woman” became the biggest grossing new release on Curzon on Demand.
In January 2018 Warner Bros. launched Filmstruck Curzon a UK subscription video on demand service due to roll out internationally from 2018.
Curzon’s vision is easily transportable and scalable outside the UK and an international expansion is anticipated from 2019
In 2015 Curzon became the first independent cinema group in the UK to pay the Living wage
In 2017 Curzon was awarded a Bafta for its outstanding British contribution to cinema.
CURZON MAYFAIR OPENS
CURZON BLOOMSBURY OPENS
CURZON ARTIFICIAL EYE IS LAUNCHED
CURZON CHELSEA ACQUIRED
CURZON SOHO OPENS
CURZON RICHMOND OPENS
CURZON CINEMAS, ARTIFICIAL EYE AND SHOWCASE CINEMAS LTD
MERGE TO FORM CURZON WORLD
FIRST VOD PARTNERSHIP WITH BSKYB
HMV CURZON WIMBLEDON OPENS
(Joint venture between HMV and Curzon)
CURZON FILM RIGHTS LAUNCHES
CURZON HOME CINEMA (CHC) LAUNCHES
'WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN’ RELEASED
CHC LAUNCHES ON SAMSUNG SMART TVS
CURZON FILM RIGHTS 2 LAUNCHES
CURZON KNUTSFORD ACQUIRED
CHC LAUNCHES ON BT TV
CURZON RIPON OPENS
'LE WEEK-END' produced by Curzon RELEASED
CHC LAUNCHES ON FREESAT
CURZON VICTORIA OPENS
CURZON CANTERBURY OPENS
CURZON SHEFFIELD OPENS
CURZON BLOOMSBURY REOPENS AFTER REDEVELOPMENT
CHC LAUNCHES ON AMAZON FIRE + VIRGIN TIVO
'45 YEARS' RELEASED SIMULTANEOUSLY IN CINEMAS AND ON CHC
BECOMES FIRST DAY + DATE FILM TO SURPASS £1 MILLION AT U.K BOX OFFICE
CHC WINS OTT TV INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
AT THE CONTENT INNOVATION AWARDS HELD IN CANNES AT MIPCOM
CHC NAMED AS EXCLUSIVE HOME OF THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
CHC BECOMES EXCLUSIVE DAY + DATE PLATFORM FOR CURZON FILMS
CURZON ALDGATE OPENS
CURZON WINS THE
BAFTA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
SIR JOHN HEGARTY, DR. HERBERT G. KLOIBER, KATHERINE PRIESTLY
+ ANDREW R JENNINGS APPOINTED TO CURZON ADVISORY BOARD
CURZON OXFORD OPENS
BARRY SMITH APPOINTED TO CURZON ADVISORY BOARD
Curzon Artificial Eye (CAE) is widely recognised as one of the world’s best independent film distributors with a roster of international awards and box office success for specialised film.
Named as Winner of the Independent Distributor of the Year in 2014 at the Screen Awards, CAE has won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for the last seven years; a BAFTA for Best Film not in the English Language for the last six years and has released more winners of the Cannes Palme d’Or than any other UK distributor.
In 2015 CAE had the most successful box-office year to date with releases including Still Alice grossing more than £2.6 million and Andrew Haigh’s 45 years which was the first day-and-date release to cross the £1 million mark at the UK box office. In 2016 CAE released the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Love & Friendship, Anomalisa and Son of Saul.
2018 - Best Foreign Language Film for A Fantastic Woman
2017 - Best Foreign Language Film for The Salesman
2016 - Best Foreign Language Film for Son of Saul
2015 - Best Actress for Julianne Moore in Still Alice
2015 - Best Documentary Feature for Citizen Four
2015 - Best Foreign Language Film for Ida
2014 - Best Foreign Language Film for The Great Beauty
2013 - Best Foreign Language Film for Amour
2012 - Best Foreign Language Film for A Separation
2018 - Best Film Not in the English Language for The Handmaiden
2018 - Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Rungano Nyoni and Emily Morgan - I Am Not a Witch
2017 - Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema - Curzon
2017 - Best Film Not in the English Language for Son of Saul
2016 - Best Film Not in the English Language for Wild Tales
2015 - Best Actress for Julianne Moore in Still Alice
2015 - Best Film Not in the English Language for Ida
2014 - Best Film Not in the English Language for The Great Beauty
2013 - Best Actress for Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
2013 - Best Film Not in the English Language for Amour
2010 - Best British Film for Fish Tank
2017 - Palme d'Or winner - The Square
2017 - Grand Prix - 120 BPM
2014 - Jury prize - Force Majeure
2014 - Special Prize - Salt of the Earth
2013 - Palme d'Or winner - Blue is the Warmest Colour
2012 - Palme d'Or winner - Amour
2009 - Palme d'Or winner - The White Ribbon
2014 - Best Film for Leviathan
2013 - Best Film for Ida
2011 - Best Film for We Need to Talk About Kevin
2017 - Best Director for Rungano Nyoni - I Am Not a Witch
2017 - Breakthrough Producer for Emily Morgan - I Am Not a Witch
2016 - Best Documentary - Notes on Blindness
2014 - Best Screenplay for Frank
2014 - Best Technical Achievement for Frank
2013 - Best Actress for Lindsay Duncan in Le Weekend
2013 - Best Technical Achievement for The Selfish Giant
2013 - Best Foreign Language Film for Blue is the Warmest Colour
2012 - Best Actor for Toby Jones in Berberian Sound Studio
2012 - Best Director for Peter Strickland - Berberian Sound Studio
2012 - Best Achievement in Production for Berbarian Sound Studio
2012 - Best Technical Achievement for Berberian Sound Studio
2011 - Best Director for Lynne Ramsay - We Need to Talk About Kevin
2011 - Best Foreign Language Film for A Separation
2014 - Foreign Language Film of the Year for Leviathan
2014 - Documentary of the Year for Citizen Four
2014 - Actress of the Year for Julianne Moore in Still Alice
2013 - British Film of the Year for The Selfish Giant
2013 - Foreign Language Film of the Year for Blue is the Warmest Colour
2012 - Film of the Year for Amour
2012 - British Film of the Year for Berberian Sound Studio
2011 - British Film of the Year for We Need to Talk About Kevin
2011 - Foreign Language Film of the Year for A Separation
2014 - Curzon Artificial Eye announced Best Independent Film Distributor
2014 - Best New Cinema for Curzon Victoria