In 2006 Curzon World was created to form the UK’s first fully integrated independent film company across production, distribution and exhibition.
Curzon is using its 85-year-old prized brand to build a film content-led business that provides unforgettable films in quality surroundings via its Curzon-branded cinemas and digital channels.
With its growing catalogue of Oscar and BAFTA prize-winning films, its twenty Curzon ‘Public’ cinema venues with 42 screens, and its Curzon ‘Home’ Cinema digital channels in front of 6 million customers Curzon is well placed to take advantage of the rapid advances in technology and disrupt the existing economic business models.
Curzon’s vision is to engage directly with their customers offering them content across all its assets. At the forefront of its innovation is the release of its own (and others’) films on the same date both in Curzon ‘Public’ cinemas and on Curzon ‘Home’ cinema digital platforms.
Curzon’s groundbreaking model was first tested in 2007 with its pioneering partnership with BSkyB, which together released films simultaneously in Curzon ‘Public’ cinemas and on ‘Home’ Cinema via Sky Box office; The Curzon Home Cinema platform was launched in 2010 and is available to 6m customers via its own platform and its affiliate partners: Samsung, the BT digital TV network, Freesat, Amazon Fire and Virgin Media.
As part of its continuing expansion plans Curzon opened seven new cinemas in the last three years and has announced plans to open a further seven cinemas across the UK from 2016.
By 2020 Curzon will be producing and acquiring forty new films and TV series a year for release across sixty-six Curzon ‘Public’ Cinema screens and into twelve million Curzon ‘Home’ Cinema screens in the UK.
Curzon’s strategy is scalable and transportable outside the UK and an international expansion is anticipated.