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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This is a very cute independent theater. It is expensive, but it has a wonderfully intimate atmosphere and the popcorn is above average for a normal cinema and it has a bar. I have been a few times and normally have been very comfortable, but one screening was in a theater with stiff chairs. Unfortunately, due to the small size, if someone gets up to leave for any reason, the screen can be...more
Given the cost of a film ticket, a cinema needs a wow factor to justify the admission price. I'm a member of the grandiose and opulent Picturehouse Central in Leicester Square and still wince at peak prices; however, this is overlooked because the venue is utterly breath-taking. My expectations are therefore great and summarised as: superlative handmade treats (Crosstown donuts at the...more
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
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