Located within the Canterbury city walls in the annex to the beloved Westgate Hall, our three-screen bijoux boutique cinema marked our second collaboration with interior designer Afroditi Krassa. A cosy foyer with an open library welcomes the visitor to a delightful venue which showcases our renowned programme of independent films from all over the world, as well as a range of exciting events including live opera, ballet and theatre broadcasts.

The cinema has three screens and a total capacity of over two hundred seats, as well as a café and well stocked bar. fully licensed cafe-bar with free Wi-Fi where cinema-goers can relax and enjoy time with friends.


DIRECTIONS

Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, CT1 2BT 

The nearest train station is Canterbury West. 

Bus routes: 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 4A, 4B, 4X, 5, 21, 21A, 22, 22A, 26, 200, 620, 649, 920 

ACCESS

All screens are fully accessible with infrared hearing loop systems for the hard of hearing installed. 

 

A CINEMA WORTH A PILGRIMAGE 

Curzon Canterbury is located within the city walls in the beloved old Westgate Hall, in the conservation area between St Peter’s Lane and Pound Lane.

It was built by public subscription as a drill hall for the Territorial Army at sometime around 1913. Soldiers left from there to fight in World War I. Westgate Hall survived the 1944 bombings and then served as a community venue until 2010 when it came under threat of demolition.

The Westgate Community Trust organised a campaign to save the Hall. Thanks to Curzon's support of the Trust's business plan, Canterbury City Council awarded the Trust a 99-year lease to the building.

The cinema occupies the section that served as the drill hall's administration block, while the Trust runs the adjoining refurbished hall.

Curzon Canterbury opened on 17 October 2014 and the first screening was Powell & Pressburger's A Canterbury Tale, introduced by Brian Dillon. The launch events included a festival of classic Artificial Eye films selected by film critic Xan Brooks, filmmaker Clio Barnard, and Curzon CEO Philip Knatchbull, plus a preview of New Zealand vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows.

On 1 December 2014, Curzon Canterbury joined in the global activities to raise awareness of World AIDS day with a special screening of Pride in association with the local NHS Trust and the Diocese of Cantebrury, donating all profits to charity.


PRIVATE HIRE

Since opening in 2014 Curzon Canterbury has hosted birthday parties, conferences, team building events and product launches, as well as private film screenings, but the list doesn't stop there. We have one 88-seat screen and two 66 seat screens, all have 4k digital projection, 7.1 surround sound so you are guaranteed a great cinema experience whatever your event.

Please contact our Private Hires team to discuss your event.