Opening its doors in 1912 with a fundraiser for the survivors of the Titanic disaster, it houses a unique collection of cinema equipment as well as a splendid 1930s cinema organ.
The grandeur of the classical-style architecture, the particularities of the tin panelling that decorated the interior, and the detail of the striking staircase to the balcony and boxes were a testament to the importance of the building as a venue to see and be seen in.
The present building retains much of this original detail and is the reason for the Curzon’s Grade II listing. Threatened with closure in 1996, the cinema was saved thanks largely to local support, and now flourishes under the ownership of the community.
Did you know?
This magnificent cinema opened in 1912, with the very first screening raising funds for the survivors of the Titanic disaster.