Cinema of the Month – Curzon Bloomsbury and Bertha Doc House

May 2020

The Walter Reade Bloomsbury Cinema first opened its doors in 1972. Before being renamed both the ABC Bloomsbury, EMI Bloomsbury and then Gate during the mid to late 1970s, with European and art house cinema becoming a speciality as each rebrand took place. However, Bloomsbury finally achieved some stability in 1986 as the Renoir, operating under the Curzon Artificial Eye brand. While equally providing a central London home to the very best in world cinema, documentaries and talks. This important and celebrated role in theatrical presentation found itself continued and strengthened in 2015. With a major refurbishment and six screen conversation undertaken by Curzon.

Nestled under the imposing Brunswick Shopping Centre in the heart of Russell Square. And almost hidden from public view, with only its upper cafe/bar visible at street level. The Curzon Bloomsbury is a glittering gem within the Curzon crown. Its bare concrete architecture and three floor structure playing home to some of the finest films from around the world. While its main Renoir screen offers both comfort and state of the art sound and projection. With several smaller and more intimate screens offering a highly personal viewing experience. While the amazing Bertha Doc House founded by Elizabeth Wood brings us stories that reflect the joy, pain, humour and drama of the real world around us. And when these fine attributes are coupled with comfort, Grade II listed architecture and excellent customer service. The Curzon Bloomsbury truly takes flight. Offering a cinematic experience that is second to none in central London.

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