The Renoir Cinema in Bloomsbury went through a comprehensive expansion and upgrade in 2014 thanks to investment by Curzon Cinemas.
Now named the Curzon Bloomsbury, the arthouse cinema retains many of its original features while now having six screens and an increased capacity of 320. The Bertha DocHouse Documentary Centre has also been added, which exclusively screens documentaries. The cinema continues to host master classes, seasons and unique film strands.
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Never having visited the old site I can't compare. It may be frustrating to buy tickets from the bar, but I've noticed a lot of cinemas have gone the same way. They could do with a ticketing machine but you can buy tickets online including on your phone and you don't need to collect them.
£18 is definitely a lot for a ticket, a lot of central London cinemas are charging a similar price now...more
The customer service here is impeccable! We were told that the movie started at a certain time, came back.. we were told by someone else the show time was incorrect and that movie had already showcased hours earlier.
In response to receiving the incorrect information, the server offered us a free beer and pretzels. It was so nice and we ended up coming back the following evening to see the...more
Ive been going to the Renoir for years when it was a gem of a cinema set within a wasteland.
I have just come back from seeing a film and was very very disappointed with the whole experience apart from the staff who are lovely.
It does not look that much different from the original on the ground and lower ground floors just lots of same old concrete and some new chairs.
The worse thing...more
The old Renoir used to be my favourite London cinema but after last evening's experience, I doubt I'll ever go through its doors again.
My friend and I found two show-stopping problems with the new Curzon Bloomsbury. Firstly is the ticket-buying process. With the Bloomsbury, Curzon have now gone down the route of most local Odeons and combined the ticket purchase with the...more
I've experienced better, for sure - but I tend to frequent theatres like the Everyman chain, which are very comfortable and have unique food offerings. Curzon is unique in the sense that it has a bar, but it's just got ice cream and bagged popcorn/crisps to eat, and the screen is very small. To be fair, it was very cheap - only £7 for a weekend movie, which I guess makes up for it? The seats...more