The new cinema at Goldsmiths, University of London is opening on 29 January 2016 – with The Big Short and The Revenant the first films to be screened.
Curzon Goldsmiths is the result of a partnership between the university and Curzon Cinemas. The collaboration is bringing the first full-time cinema to the London borough of Lewisham for 15 years.
The full range of ticket prices has also been released with off-peak offers, discounts for all students, the unwaged and seniors allowing access for all to this community asset.
Booking and programming information will be available at www.curzongoldsmiths.com when the site goes fully live later this week.
Programming will follow Curzon’s mix of the best in cinema from across the globe as well as documentary and special director Q&As.
It is the first such partnership between a university and cinema company and gives Goldsmiths one of the country’s best campus cinemas in the country. Curzon Goldsmiths is part of the Curzon Connect initiative that includes screens at Arthouse Crouch End, Curzon Mondrian London and Pinewood Cinema.
The move also means Lewisham now has a full-time cinema and is no longer the only London borough without such a facility. Lewisham lost its last full-time cinema when the Cannon in Catford closed in 2001.
Patrick Loughrey, Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London said: “Cinema has always been a vital part of Goldsmiths. From Oscar-winners to the use of film in research and teaching across the university, we have a rich screen heritage.
“Film brings people together, and this partnership with Curzon will helps us share our love of cinema with the local community, London and the wider world.”
The exciting development builds on Goldsmiths’ film and cinema heritage. Our alumni include Oscar-winners Steve McQueen and Colin Welland, Sam Taylor-Johnson and the Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock is also said to have attended Goldsmiths, studying on a series of art courses during the first half of the 20th century.
The next generation of film-makers is also being shaped at the world-leading Screen School, based in the Department of Media and Communications.