You may have heard that the iconic independent cinema on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue - Curzon Soho - is under threat. The site has recently been declared a 'surface of interest' by Transport for London, meaning that the much-loved cinema could be demolished to make way for Crossrail 2. Fortunately the Save Curzon Soho campaign (part of the wider campaign to Save Soho, set up to lobby against the demolition plans, is gaining momentum – the petition has so far been signed 39,000 times. You can add to this number here: In the spirit of Save Curzon Soho, we look back at some of the most popular films to be screened over the years at the cinema - an important cultural hub in the history of the Soho community and beyond. These films are synonymous with the Curzon Soho programme, one that is renowned for championing the best of Independent cinema by some of the most exciting directors both past and present. “Curzon Soho is a rare gem in the heart of London, showcasing the best in independent and world cinema” - Benedict Cumberbatch, founder member of the Save Soho campaign group.

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