Curzon Victoria is our newest cinema in Central London - come and immerse yourself in a unique mix of film, cultural events and Q&As. Get the conversation flowing with carefully selected wines, local beers and spirits in our beautiful lounge bars. We’re also equipped with five state-of-the-art screens with Sony 4K projection and 3D.
The last film by Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) is a wonderful portrait of nonagenarian style icon Iris Apfel. One of the most recognisable characters amongst New York's fashion elite, a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people shows no sign of slowing down.
Academy Award winner Michael Douglas is Madec – a rich, ruthless international businessman and avid game hunter. Searching for a new trophy to add to his collection, he hires young tracker Ben (Jeremy Irvine) as his guide through the Reach, a vast and hostile basin in the Mojave Desert. But when the hunt goes tragically wrong, Ben finds himself the target of Madec’s fiendish mind. Using only his survival skills and knowledge of the Reach, Ben is forced to challenge Madec at his own game in a desperate attempt to bring him to justice.
In the latest of Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and Tom Cruise's highly successful collaborations, Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate, an International rogue organization, as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Loosely based on the life of Mia Hansen-Løve's brother - who co-wrote the script - Eden is a captivating account of one man's obsession with the French club scene in the 1990s, following him on his journey from illegal raves to New York street parties. Knowledge of the scene or music isn't essential in order to enjoy the many pleasures of this film.
We are ruled by our emotions, but what - or who - controls our moods? For young Riley, it's Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). But when Joy and Sadness are locked out of Cortex HQ, Riley suddenly finds life tougher than she imagines. Inside out finds Pixar at its gleeful, colourful best.
3D performances require 3D glasses which are sold separately at the cinema.
After his manic turn in Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal transforms himself once again to play Billy Hope, a boxer hell-bent on winning his way to the top, but at the cost of every other part of his life. Southpaw re-works the classic rags-to-riches boxing tale, with Gyllenhaal's muscular performance a certain contender come the awards season.
For the last 40 years acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado has travelled the world, tracing the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed and documented many of the major events of our times, taking in wars, famine, genocide and exodus. But now he is embarking on a new journey; to discover pristine territories, grandiose landscapes and wild nature as part of a huge photographic tribute to the planet’s beauty.
Salgado’s accomplished, moving work and his inspirational life are revealed to us in this Oscar-nominated documentary by his son, Juliano, and world-renowned filmmaker Wim Wenders, himself an avid photographer. Powerful, affecting and truly profound, it is not just a portrait of a great artist but one of life itself.
What if Sherlock Holmes was a real person? The celebrated detective - played with a raspy charm by McKellen - is in his autumnal years and troubled by a few remaining mysteries.
Glyndebourne Festival 2015: Britten's The Rape of Lucretia
Fiona Shaw’s award-winning production of a dark British masterpiece. Britten’s extraordinarily tense and chilling treatment of this historic tale is explored in a brilliant production by Fiona Shaw, best known as an actress in films such as Harry Potter and TV series including True Blood.
Sunday 9 August 6.00pm
Anchored by sensational performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, 45 Years is an intimate, moving and beautifully restrained portrait of a marriage shaken to its core by things left unspoken. Winning Best Actor and Best Actress awards at this year's Berlinale Film Festival, Andrew Haigh’s (Weekend, Looking) 45 Years is British filmmaking at its very best.
Q&A screening: Director Andrew Haigh and lead actors Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay join us for a post screening discussion. Wednesday 19 August 6.15pm CHELSEA
Screening plus workshop with The School of Life: Thu 3 September 8.15pm Bloomsbury
Royal Shakespeare Company 2015 Season: Henry V - live via satellite.
Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare’s History Plays with Henry V performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II Alex Hassell returns as Henry V. Henry V will be broadcast Live from Stratford-upon-Avon by the Royal Shakespeare Company on Wednesday 21 October, the same week as the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.
Wednesday 21 October 7.00pm
Join the roaring crowd and experience ESL One Cologne 2015 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive like never before as the best teams in the world go head to head in front of thousands of fans. Counter-Strike FINALS Live in cinemas will be hosted by YouTube sensation Soe Gschwind-Penksi (SOEMBIE) who will take guests into the inter-most workings of the tournament. Soe will be your host and guide through finals broadcast making the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive experience so much more entertaining and exciting than watching it at home. Don't miss out on this chance to see two of the best teams in the world fight for the prestigious title of ESL One Champion. Cheer on your favourite team and join them in their path to victory.
Sunday 23 August at 5.45pm
Royal Shakespeare Company 2015 Season: Othello - live via satellite.
Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.
Wednesday 26 August 6.45pm
NT Live 2015 Season: George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Stratagem
The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.
Live broadcast: Thursday 3 September 7.00pm
Please allow extra time to collect your tickets and find your seats.
In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world"s imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How to Change the World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.
The screening will be followed by a discussion hosted by Mariella Frostrup broadcast live via satellite. The panel will feature legendary fashion designer and long-standing Greenpeace supporter Vivienne Westwood, director Jerry Rothwell, Robert Hunter’s daughter Emily Hunter and other special guests to be announced.
Wednesday 9 September 7.45pm
Royal Ballet Live: Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet
Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score returns to open the 2015/16 Royal Opera House live cinema season. This Romeo and Juliet is rich in the swaggering colour of Verona street life and in sword fights and celebrations. As MacMillan’s ballet enters its 50th year it resonates as deeply with audiences today as when it was first seen half a century ago.
Tuesday 22 September 7.15pm
National Theatre Live’s 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand. Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke.
Thursday 24 September 7.00pm
Roger Waters, co-founder and primary songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters The Wall, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Filmed during Waters’ acclaimed, sold-out The Wall Live tour of 2010–2013, Roger Waters The Wall gives audiences a sense of being present and experiencing the performance in a way that not even the best seat or backstage pass could afford.
Tuesday 29 September 7.45pm
Royal Opera Live: Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro
Often considered a perfect opera, Le nozze di Figaro represents Mozart’s genius at its most lively and delightful. Based on a play that was originally banned for its political content, the fast-moving libretto creates realistic characters made even more human by Mozart’s outstanding music.
Monday 5 October 6.45pm
National Theatre Live 2015-16 Season
Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy, directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
Please allow extra time to collect your tickets and find your seats.
Thursday 15 October 7.00pm
Royal Ballet Live: Carmen, Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun, Tchaikovsky pas de deux
Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme from The Royal Ballet.
Thursday 12 November 7.15pm
The hit Broadway production of Of Mice and Men, filmed on stage in New York by National Theatre Live, comes to UK cinemas. Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the highly-anticipated screenings of this ‘riveting, powerful production’ (Independent).
This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.
Thursday 19 November 7.00pm
Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfillment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.
This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.
Tuesday 8 December 7.00pm
Please allow extra time to collect your tickets and find your seats.
Royal Opera Live: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci
These two short Italian operas are each regarded as the composers’ masterpiece, and are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold.
Thursday 10 December 7.15pm
Royal Ballet Live: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker
Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without The Royal Ballet’s classic production of The Nutcracker. Loosely based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it opens with the Christmas festivities of little Clara and her family and progresses through a sequence of dreams and enchantments that take Clara on her magical journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets.
Wednesday 16 December 7.15pm
Royal Ballet Live: Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini & Messager's The Two Pigeons
This delightful Frederick Ashton double bill opens with his setting of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the music’s dark turbulence and brilliance to inspire some of his most thrilling choreography. Witty, impassioned and sublime this ballet was the pinnacle of Ashton’s romantic style. The second half of the programme features Ashton’s delicate, deceptively comic The Two Pigeons - a work rarely performed and a real treat for ballet fans everywhere.
Tuesday 26 January 2016 7.15pm
Royal Opera Live: Verdi's La Traviata
La Traviata is regarded as one of Verdi’s finest operas, and Richard Eyre’s traditional staging is one of The Royal Opera’s most popular productions. The opera tells the story of the Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry, one of opera’s greatest heroines, based on the real- life courtesan Marie Duplessis, who died in 1847 aged just 23.
Thursday 4 February 2016 6.45pm
Royal Opera Live: Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov
Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano renew their creative collaboration with this new production of Musorgsky’s historical masterpiece, here seen in its compact 1869 first version in seven scenes. Keenly awaited will be Bryn Terfel’s assumption of the title role – one of the most complex characters in opera – while John Graham-Hall appears as the crafty Prince Shuisky and John Tomlinson as the vagabond monk Varlaam.
Monday 21 March 2016 7.15pm
Royal Ballet Live: Adam's Giselle
Giselle is the quintessential Romantic classic, a love affair that begins in the real world and continues beyond the grave. The ballet’s title role also offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertory, as Giselle transforms from an innocent peasant girl, duped into love, to a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death.
Wednesday 6 April 2016 7.15pm
Royal Opera Live: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Opera in Three Acts, 170mins TBC including one interval
Conductor: Daniel Oren • Director: Katie Mitchell • Cast: Diana Damrau, Charles Castronovo, Ludovic Tezier, Taylor Stayton
Lucia di Lammermoor tells the story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th- century Scotland that has terrible consequences for two young lovers. It contains what is undoubtedly one of opera’s most poignant and gripping mad scenes, and is regarded as one of Donizetti’s finest works.
Monday 25 April 2016 7.15pm
Royal Ballet Live: Scarlett's Frankenstein
Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has chosen Mary Shelley’s Gothic classic Frankenstein as the basis for his first full-length narrative ballet for the Covent Garden Main Stage. For this exciting new ballet Scarlett returns to the music of Lowell Liebermann, from whom he has commissioned a brand new score.
Wednesday 18 May 2016 7.15pm
Royal Opera Live: Massenet’s Werther
Based on Goethe’s novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, Massenet’s opera tells the story of the poet Werther’s hopeless love for Charlotte, who is committed to another man. The music is full of lyrical beauty, passion and emotional fervour, – small wonder that Werther is often considered to be the composer’s finest work.
Monday 27 June 2016 7.00pm