Curzon Chelsea Reborn
A CINEMA FOR OVER 75 YEARS
Many of our readers and patrons will have already heard the news that our much loved cinema, Curzon Chelsea, will be closing its doors at the end of March, 2018.
The cinema at 206 King's Road first opened in 1937 as the Gaumont Palace, an enormous cinema that held an audience of 2052. Between 1963 and 1981 it was occupied by Odeon, who downsized the cinemas capacity to 739. Two years after the Odeon closed, the cinema was bought by Artificial Eye and reopened as the Chelsea Cinema in 1983. In 2006 it became the Curzon Chelsea as we know it today.
Set in the heart of the fashionable King’s Road, Curzon Chelsea is our largest venue, boasting the biggest screen outside of the West End. Arthouse wonders rub shoulders with the best in independent cinema, making this one cinema worth visiting after a day of extensive shopping.
What you might not know, is that this isn't going to be the last you hear of us on the Kings Road. We can now confirm that the Curzon Chelsea will return in 2022 as a brand new state-of-the-art 600 seat, three screen cinema.
Here is our official statement, with a little more detail about the changes we will be bringing in alongside the developers at Cadogan.
But, with three years of quiet to follow, we're going to make sure that this Curzon Chelsea goes out with a bang. We're putting together a special farewell line up of screenings to see the historic venue off in style. Stay tuned for updates.