To: Mayor of London and Westminster City Council

Save Curzon Mayfair

UPDATE - 06/04/17

I’ve just received some fantastic news: the Curzon Mayfair is no longer under threat of closure. The developers and cinema have come to an agreement, and so the venue will continue to operate as normal.

I therefore want to say a huge thank you for getting behind the campaign to save the cinema. Without your support and the 27,000 others who signed the petition, we almost certainly wouldn’t be making this announcement today. It shows that by pulling together, we can help protect the West End’s cultural heritage.

Save Curzon Mayfair

We the undersigned call on the Mayor of London and Westminster City Council to step in and save historic cinema Curzon Mayfair from closure.

Why is this important?

It is an absolute travesty that developers 38 Curzon Ltd have called on the Curzon to fork out £500,000 to soundproof luxury properties they are building above it.

They know that the cinema doesn’t have the funds. They know that the venue is listed and would face an uphill struggle to get permission to change its interiors. This is a de facto attempt to close the Curzon through the backdoor.

Curzon Mayfair must be protected. We simply cannot afford to lose this much-loved, iconic venue.

To read the Evening Standard's coverage see this link:
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/historic-mayfair-cinema-faces-closure-in-row-over-noise-from-films-in-flats-above-it-a3345416.html

Mayfair, London

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Reasons for signing

  • The Curzon Mayfair is a favourite cinema of mine where, on my infrequent visits to London, is one of the few places I would willingly go to see a film.
  • Quite apart from the cultural significance of the Curzon Mayfair and the pleasure it has been giving to thousands of people over the years, I'm more than happy to support anything that goes against the kind of "residential' (i.e. luxury investment) developments that not only raze over much of what used to make London interesting, but are also, when you look at it more closely, a not insignificant factor in the rise of homelessness in the capital.
  • I live 200 yards away and I love this cinema. The La Mamounia lounge is the place that needs soundproofing.

Updates

2017-10-03 18:20:55 +0100
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Petition is successful with 27,124 signatures

2017-04-06 12:47:17 +0100
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Petition is successful with 27,107 signatures

2016-09-21 14:28:11 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2016-09-20 18:36:21 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2016-09-19 20:14:39 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2016-09-16 17:39:41 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-09-16 15:37:49 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-09-16 14:31:08 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-09-16 13:45:38 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-09-16 13:21:55 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-09-16 12:17:16 +0100

10 signatures reached