Curzon Mayfair Cinema, London

Sir John Burnet, Tait and Partners
Curzon Street & Hertford Street
Date Built
1963 - 1966
This building on Curzon Street and Hertford Street, in London's exclusive Mayfair, is home to the Curzon Cinema, a restaurant, offices and a number of flats.  It features  steel and reinforced concrete frames and is clad in part with Portland stone panels and bricks.  The building is Grade II listed and at the time it was listed it was described as having, "... An elegant facade with continuous bands of black anodised aluminium double windows to upper floors, those to bathrooms with inner opaque glass lining. Flats with continuous balconies under projecting flying parapet. Below the cinema is denoted by broad blind storey and sign 'CURZON' to side of double-height ribbed glazing to office entrance. Ground floor restaurant with renewed glazing. Offices entered under canopy, which continues down Hertford Street to cinema entrance. Black anodised aluminium glazed screens house advertisements. "

"The interior of the cinema is the most elaborate and best surviving of the post-war period. Glazed doors lead to long, narrow foyer lined in marble, with sliding fibre-glass screen by William Mitchell and Associates that can be rolled across the box office when not in use."  The cinema has two screens.  Screen One with a capacity of 311 including two "Royal Boxes" and Screen Two with 101 seats

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