Curzon Cinema

Princess Road, Bowfell Circle,
Urmston, M41 5SQ

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Previously operated by: G.B. Snape Group of Assoc. Cinema Companies

Architects: M.C. Sunter, J. B. Teasdale

Firms: Teasdale & Sunter

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: New Curzon Cinema

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Manager: 0161.748.2929

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Curzon Cinema

Located in the Flixton district to the east of Urmston, Greater Manchester. The Curzon Cinema was a survivor, opening in December 1936. By 1963 it was operated by the G.B. Snape Group of Assoc. Cinema Companies chain. Later operated by an independent operator it continued, despite the recent introduction of nearby multiplexes.

Sadly, it was closed on 5th September 2008.

Contributed by Mike Roy

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

Divad on August 17, 2008 at 5:02 am

From what I have been told the money is to be spent on the cinema itself. Due to a lot of local publicity the number of people visiting the cinema has increased but it created an increase in the complaints about the condition of the building. With brand new opposition from Trafford cinemas, the factor of general comfort becomes a priority on the list. The quality of the films shown is high but if the place is grubby patrons will avoid it. Now it is hoped the repairs will correct this.

Divad on September 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Sad to say that the deal with the Lottery money fell apart. The Curzon closes on September 5th 2008. They have a couple of offers for the place but nothing confirmed.

Derick Moss
Derick Moss on May 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I owned (Leasehold) and ran this twin screen cinema from 1995 to Nov 2004. Just prior to the Trafford Centre opening we invested £20k in new carpet, seats, decor, foyer upgrade/repaint and a new FOH signbox with new logo’s. We also extended the programme to 4 shows daily per screen at weekends, school and bank hols. We maintained first run product and, due to sensible pricing levels at the box office and kiosk, retained a loyal family audience. The building fabric (and 14 separate flat roofs) was a concern when I took over and was costing a fortune to maintain, making the business somewhat unprofitable and eventually non-viable.

Tinribs on October 5, 2013 at 1:52 am

As aprojectionist who worked there many years ago when it was asingle screen, in answer to the question re the organ it was designed for one but never installed.

                Ray Batten
Mike_Blakemore on October 24, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I have put a Picture on that I think is The Curzon. Its Poor quailty. But might not be any other available

mushroom on March 1, 2018 at 9:18 am

I have what I believe is the café sign from a cinema in Urmston would anyone be able to help me confirm this?

Peter Lea
Peter Lea on February 15, 2020 at 11:19 am

Great reading these comments I worked at the Curzon for Derick Moss looking after projection and sound and also did the refurbishment of screen 2 for him in 2002 I have uploaded a photo of that to. I wished this was still open great traditional cinema, does anyone no if any of the equipment is left in there?

Derick Moss
Derick Moss on April 11, 2020 at 11:32 am

Hi, Peter, Good to hear from you again. Just seen your comments. Are you still in the business?

Jason Mullen
Jason Mullen on June 8, 2022 at 10:50 am

The current tennants Flixton School of Performing arts have just announced they are sadly closing down. The school were unable to fund repairs on the building so gave notice and the owner of the site has now sold it for a development of affordable housing. Plans go into Trafford council this week. A real shame if it is lost, this is the cinema my mum and grandmother always went to every week to see films in the 1940s and 50’s.

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