Standard ticket price and discounts:
£8 (usual concessions, plus £5 all day on Mondays and weekdays before 5pm).
Screen One (250), Screen Two (120) Screen Three (133)
two bars, concession stand, bookshop, food served.
Sunday double-bills (two films for £5), optional member’s scheme, occasional guest presenters.
The Curzon Soho is the best arthouse cinema in the West End, combining a central location with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. It has two bars: a Tabac Café-Bar at street level and a Mezzanine Bar downstairs for ticket-holders and members only.
The Tabac Café-Bar is fully licensed and sells coffee and a variety of sweet and savoury snacks, as well as housing a bookshop, selling film magazines and screenplays.
The Mezzanine Bar is also fully licensed and combines standard tables and chairs with more comfortable sofas and armchairs. In addition, it features a bistro style menu, and serves a variety of different dishes. The Mezzanine Bar also includes the more traditional concession stand, serving popcorn, sweets and soft drinks.
The sound quality in each of the screens is excellent. The seating in screen one is good, with ample leg-room – arrive early to nab yourself a seat on the
‘stretch-out’ aisle. However, screens two and three have slightly more cramped seating, and it’s advisable to avoid the front rows as they are too close to the screen.
Where the Curzon Soho scores most highly is on its regular programme of
Sunday double-bills. These range from recent arthouse hits to classic films
and works by particular directors, and are usually thematically linked. Five pounds buys a ticket for both films.
Overall: 4 out of 5