CinemaNext, the EMEA specialist in cinema exhibitor services, today announced that CinemaNext UK recently completed two projects for Curzon Cinemas at their new Canterbury Riverside and Bentall’s Centre Kingston locations.
Their second venue to open in the city, Curzon Canterbury Riverside boasts 5 spacious screens, with names inspired by The Canterbury Tales – including The Chaucer, a dedicated Dolby Atmos screen. The new Curzon Kingston features 4 screens with Dolby Atmos sound, recliner seats, and the latest in Laser projection, as well as a rooftop bar and a restaurant. Each screen is named after local, iconic former cinemas of Kingston, recognising the town’s cultural history, including the Palace, the Electric and the Coliseum.
CinemaNext continues its long association with Curzon and is delighted to have provided auditorium design and equipment selection for both sites alongside the team from Curzon. Christie Laser projectors have been supplied and installed in both venues, along with Dolby Atmos sound, hearing assistance equipment, automation systems and management systems.
“CinemaNext have been fantastic partners of Curzon for many years, involved in projects from the early stages through to completion,” says James Fletcher, Curzon’s Head of Property & Development. “The team are always on hand to assist, and they have a key part to play in the design of the auditoriums to ensure that we can provide our customers best in class. Their expertise is essential for us, and we are extremely grateful for the service they provide. We look forward to working with them on future projects.”
“From consulting and design to equipment install, we are delighted to collaborate with Curzon as they continue to grow their footprint around London and across the UK,” adds Jordan Bedding, Country Manager for CinemaNext UK & Ireland. “They are the UK’s first fully integrated independent film company across production, distribution, and exhibition. You know when you go to a Curzon Cinema you will have an unparalleled choice of films from blockbusters to the best of world cinema. The design of their cinemas is bespoke to each location, which sets the brand apart. Curzon are certainly raising the bar on the moviegoing experience.”
Curzon Cinemas were established in 1934 and opened their first cinema in Mayfair, London, which continues to operate to this day. They have continued to develop and open new cinemas across the UK and now have 17 locations, offering a broad range of content including Hollywood blockbusters, art-house, world cinema, independent films, Curzon films and live events.
CinemaNext is the largest cinema exhibition services company in EMEA, providing smart, comprehensive solutions across the board, from projection equipment, audio systems, central systems, premium cinema solutions, cinema outfitting, content management, 3D projection systems & glasses, TMS, digital signage, screens to consulting services. Clients enjoy the highest level of reliability and lowest cost of ownership through our various services: consulting, design & project management, equipment sales and financing, installation, maintenance, support (NOC), online monitoring, content management, spare and consumables, service agreements and supply chain & logistics. 13,000 screens have been installed by our technicians to date. 9,500 screens in Europe currently avail of service contracts with our company. CinemaNext’s main office is located in Liège-Blegny (Belgium). Regional offices can be found in 26 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. For more information, please connect to https://www.cinemanext.com.
About Curzon Cinemas
Curzon is a branded customer-facing platform covering film exhibition, distribution, production and on-demand streaming. The company currently operates 17 cinemas across the UK exemplified by flagship venues Curzon Mayfair, Curzon Soho and Curzon Bloomsbury. The distribution business has over 40 years of experience in independent film and boasts a library of over 400 critically acclaimed films by the world’s greatest directors including Ingmar Bergman, Michael Haneke, Andrei Tarkovsky, and recently Celine Sciamma, Bong Joon Ho and Ruben Östlund. Streaming service Curzon Home Cinema pioneered day-and-date releasing and is available to customers through TV, Mobile apps and over-the-top platforms, with a reach into 6.5 million homes. Curzon is part of the Cohen Media Group which produces and distributes independent, foreign language and arthouse film in North America. It also owns HanWay Films, an international film sales agency and Landmark Theatres, America’s largest specialized theatre chain dedicated to independent cinema with 252 screens in 27 markets.