CinemaNext UK recently completed two projects for Curzon Cinemas at their new Canterbury Riverside and Bentall’s Centre Kingston locations. Its second venue to open in the city, Curzon Canterbury Riverside boasts five spacious screens, with names inspired by The Canterbury Tales, including The Chaucer, a dedicated Dolby Atmos screen.
The new Curzon Kingston features four screens with Dolby Atmos sound, recliner seats, and the latest in Laser projection, as well as a rooftop bar and a restaurant.
Each screen is named after local, iconic former cinemas of Kingston, recognizing the town’s cultural history, including the Palace, the Electric and the Coliseum. CinemaNext continues its long association with Curzon and is delighted to have provided auditorium design and equipment selection for both sites alongside the team from Curzon.
Christie Laser projectors have been supplied and installed in both venues, along with Dolby Atmos sound, hearing assistance equipment, automation systems and management systems.
“CinemaNext have been fantastic partners of Curzon for many years, involved in projects from the early stages through to completion,” says James Fletcher, Curzon’s head of property and development. “The team are always on hand to assist, and they have a key part to play in the design of the auditoriums to ensure that we can provide our customers best in class. Their expertise is essential for us, and we are extremely grateful for the service they provide. We look forward to working with them on future projects.”
“From consulting and design to equipment install, we are delighted to collaborate with Curzon as they continue to grow their footprint around London and across the UK,” adds Jordan Bedding, country manager for CinemaNext UK and Ireland. “They are the UK’s first fully integrated independent film company across production, distribution, and exhibition. You know when you go to a Curzon Cinema you will have an unparalleled choice of films from blockbusters to the best of world cinema. The design of their cinemas is bespoke to each location, which sets the brand apart. Curzon are certainly raising the bar on the moviegoing experience.”
Curzon Cinemas were established in 1934 and opened their first cinema in Mayfair, London, which continues to operate to this day. They have continued to develop and open new cinemas across the UK and now have 17 locations, offering a broad range of content including Hollywood blockbusters, art-house, world cinema, independent films, Curzon films and live events.