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Curzon Cinemas are a chain of cinemas based in the United Kingdom, mostly in London, specialising in art house films. They also have a video on demand service, Curzon Home Cinema .
A movie theater, cinema, or cinema hall, also known as a picture house, the pictures, or the movies, is a building that contains auditoria for viewing films for entertainment. Most, but not all, theaters are commercial operations catering to the general public, who attend by purchasing a ticket. Some movie theaters, however, are operated by non-profit organizations or societies that charge members a membership fee to view films.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland. The United Kingdom's 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi) were home to an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.
London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
Curzon Cinemas were established in 1934 when Harold Wingate, who imported unknown films during the post World War I period, opened the first cinema in Mayfair. The second location, Curzon Bloomsbury, opened in 1972. In 1976 Curzon Artificial Eye, the film distribution company was launched.
Curzon Cinemas currently have 12 cinema complexes throughout the United Kingdom.
|Aldgate||4||Opened January 2017|
|Bloomsbury||6||"The Renoir" Acquired March 2015|
|[forchesterr]]||3||Opened 6 July 2018|
|Mayfair||2||First Curzon from 1934|
|Oxford||5||Opened Autumn 2017|
|Ripon||2||Opened Autumn 2013|
|Sheffield||3||Opened 9 January 2015|
|Victoria||5||Opened May 2014|
Curzon Cinemas have also franchised their name and operate in partnership with a number of other locations.
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|South Bank||Curzon Sea Containers||1||Previously Curzon Mondrian, renamed in January 2019 in line with rebrand of Sea Containers Hotel|
|Wimbledon||hmvcurzon||3||Joint venture with HMV|
Curzon intends to open three more cinemas in Greater London in 2019: Hoxton, East Finchley and Kingston.It also plans to reopen its Chelsea cinema (which was closed in May 2018) in 2022 after the site is redeveloped by Cadogan Estates.
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Curzon Home Cinema,a video on demand service
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Curzon Home Cinema is a video-on-demand streaming service available in the UK and Ireland, part of the Curzon World group which has roots going back to 1934. Films on this service are curated by the Curzon Cinemas team, focusing on independent, art house and foreign language titles. Initially launched as Curzon on Demand in 2010, and rebranded in 2013, it was the first service in the UK to show selected new cinema releases at home, the same date they were available to watch in cinemas ("day-and-date"). UK film distributor Curzon Artificial Eye, founded in 1976, is also part of the same business, providing day-and-date releases to the platform, as well as a catalogue of classic titles, including a significant number of Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winners. In 2015 more than 60 European films were given day-and-date releases, including Curzon's release of Andrew Haigh's 45 Years, the first such UK title to make over £1 million at the box office.
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