The vital renovation work has been completed and it is with the greatest of pleasure that I bring you the film programme with trailers for the re-opening of the Curzon this Friday 16th October.
Seats are bookable, ticket prices remain at their pre-Covid level and extremely well thought out, Covid safety measures are in place. (See more about this at the end)
Wishing you all the very best for the re-opening.
Friday 16th October, Saturday 17th October, Monday 19th October 7.30pm
Reopening the Curzon with a bang is Tenet, the most talked about and hotly anticipated film during lockdown; Tenet is the new blockbuster from writer/director Christopher Nolan, who bought us Memento, Inception and the reinvention of Batman via The Dark Knight Trilogy. Famous for his non-linear, time-bending, cerebral narratives that defy conventional classifications, his latest offering lives up to the hype.
Armed with only one word, Tenet, a protagonist (played by John David Washington) journeys through a twilight world of international espionage to prevent the start of World War III. With mind-bending effects, the like of which we saw in Inception, this is pure escapism cinema.
‘A big, brashly beautiful, grandiosely enjoyable one that will provide succour to audiences long-starved for escapist spectacle.’ – Variety
‘If anything can put movie junkies back in their seats — masked, of course, and safely distanced — this ground-breaker is the one to do it.’ – Rolling Stone
‘It’s Bond on acid.’ – Empire
Trolls World Tour
Saturday 17th October, Sunday 18th October, 2.30pm
The all-singing, all-dancing Trolls are back and on the big screen, bringing their toe-tapping, fun-inducing infectiousness to families in need of a slice of their sparkly, rainbow filled world. Poppy and the gang discover there are six different tribes of trolls, each devoted to difference music, the rock trolls are out to take over Troll world and they will only be saved by uniting and embracing their differences. A glitter-covered message, of inclusion and the beauty of diversity, pervades.
‘This sweet sequel encourages inclusion and diversity — both in terms of musical genre and cultural background — while making audiences of all ages smile‘ – Sandie Angulo Chen Common Sense Media
Tuesday 20th October 2.30pm & 7.30pm Thursday 22nd October 2.30pm
The original screenings of Misbehaviour were proving popular but were interrupted by lockdown, but the team have managed to sneak an extra couple into the first week back.
A classic British comedy-drama based on the real-life disruption by the Women’s Liberation Movement to the 1970 Miss World beauty contest in London. Starring Keira Knightly, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rhys Ifans. In 1970 Miss World commanded 100 million viewers, its disruption saw Miss Grenada becoming the first black woman to be crowned Miss World and its very construction bought into question. This is a feel-good film with a hefty message.
‘If people are in the mood for a feel-good feminist drama and more insight into the 1970 Miss World Pageant controversies, then Misbehaviour strikes the right balance of being entertaining and informative.’ – Culture Mix
I Am Greta + Exclusive cinema Q&A
Sunday 18th October 7.30pm
The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta – a shy schoolgirl with Asperger’s – in her rise to prominence, and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her astonishing wind powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City. Featuring an exclusive Q&A, only available in cinemas.
‘…….overall, I Am Greta is a smoothly constructed view of a heroine in the making, and of how the world largely embraced and sometimes dismissed her.’ The Hollywood Reporter
National Theatre Live: Fleabag
Wednesday 21st October, Thursday 22nd October 7.30pm
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one woman show, that spawned the phenomenon that is Fleabag, is back. Waller-Bridge has an incredible comedic gift in her ability to draw an audience into her intimate and conspiratorial world before packing a punch that devastates the audience leaving them in peals of laughter.
‘Her physical and expressional versatility is even more impressive in the flesh, as she instantaneously creates charades of the conversational style of a boyfriend with a very small mouth, a guinea pig defecating, or the humiliating gymnastics of taking a vaginal selfie.’ The Guardian
It’s a bespoke vehicle for her sharp comic timing and physical wit as well as a nuanced piece of writing, and she plays the audience like a ukulele. Go London
David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet + Exclusive cinema Q&A
Friday 23rd October, Sat 24th October 7.30pm
At 94, David Attenborough has seen more of the natural world than any other human. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement. For the first time, he reflects on the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen. Honest, revealing and urgent, this is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations. This is sure to have a huge impact when seen on the big screen, featuring an exclusive Q&A with the man himself, only available in cinemas.
‘But, just when you think the film is bludgeoning you with bleakness, Attenborough lets the light in. His message in the final 30 minutes is that it’s not too late if we act now. Halt the growth in the world’s population. Create no-fishing zones. Stop eating meat. It’s not about saving the planet, it’s about saving ourselves.’ The Guardian
Covid-safety measures are in place meaning that tickets for all screenings are greatly reduced due to social distancing, with numbered and allocated seating. Masks are required to be worn throughout the cinema, although they may be removed in seats whilst eating or drinking. Increased cleaning regimes are in place with additional cleaning between screenings. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the cinema, one-way systems will be evident with signage pointing customers in the right direction. There is also increased ventilation in the auditorium. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online if possible, as is contactless payment within the cinema. More details can be found on the website under the ‘About’ section.
Full details and timings of all screenings can be found on the Curzon website – www.curzon.org.uk.