A trip to the cinema is well known as a quintessential place to spend Valentines Day, usually! With our Curzon Cinema closed at the moment, first dates and romantic film nights will have to be postponed until further notice. While the cinema doors are shut, their staff members and volunteers have shared their fond memories of their time there, we hope to be back soon!
“I have very fond memories of running our beautiful bar space on Sunday evenings for our Foreign/Art House/ Eclectic film nights. It’s often the same faces and it’s great to have a review of the films together. I really hope to see them back again soon.” – Clare
“1985 – ( I was 15 and had already clocked up many hours in The Curzon Clevedon -But this was the first time I went on my own ! ) My love for Madonna was very real – I even sneaked out the house with my lace leggings on under my jeans – this was one of my many , many solo visits to my ‘ Happy Place ‘ . I have visited with friends , family and I’m the proud owner of the 2nd Mum and baby group ( baby is now 16!) – I am now a volunteer and love every minute of it- looking forward to my first post Covid visit x I miss the Curzon a lot.” – Louise
“We moved to the area two years ago and having been a volunteer in a Heritage theatre where we used to live I enthusiastically signed up to volunteer at the Curzon. Such a nice way to meet nice people! As well as learning enough about the building to help with guiding tours and acting as an usher I also helped with ‘tag a tile’. This was an amazing chance to hear first hand what the Curzon had meant to people over the years. I particularly remember a 93 year old lady who had caught the bus from Congresbury especially to mark her wedding anniversary by signing a tile. She told me her first dates with her husband had been at the Curzon – he used to wait outside for her bus to arrive each week. Such memories are so special.” – Karen
For more reasons to love Clevedon, hear from the volunteers of Clevedon Pier.