UK exhibitor, distributor and streaming platform Curzon Cinemas has been purchased by US distribution and production company Cohen Media Group.
The acquisition includes Curzon’s 20 theatres of 46 screens in and around London, including the original Curzon Mayfair venue, as well as distribution arm Artificial Eye, and the Curzon Home Cinema streaming operation.
Cohen Media Group founder Charles S. Cohen now owns the entire Curzon business and will become chairman of Curzon Cinemas. He takes the position from Roger Wingate, who is part of the Wingate family which founded the Curzon brand in 1934 through Harold Wingate.
“Among exhibitors and distributors of great films, there are few names in the international marketplace as important as Curzon and Curzon’s Artificial Eye,” said Cohen. ”I look forward to working with [Curzon CEO] Philip [Knatchbull] and Curzon’s highly experienced senior management…