Curzon Goldsmiths, one of just two cinemas in borough of Lewisham, has closed to the public.

The 101-seat theatre, located on the Goldsmith University campus in New Cross, opened in 2016, screening a mix of mainstream and independent films.

The cinema, which has been closed since early 2020, announced it will no longer operate as commercially, but will remain available for staff and students to book for internal academic and educational purposes.

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A spokesperson said: “We’re sad to share the news that Curzon Goldsmiths will not reopen as a public cinema.

“We’d like to thank the local community and staff members for all their support over the years and ask that you continue to support nearby independent businesses such as the iconic Peckhamplex, Deptford Cinema and Catford Mews, which all offer affordable tickets for students and the local community.

“Goldsmiths will continue to keep the cinema facility up and running for internal academic and educational purposes.”

Goldsmiths alumni include Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen among its alumni, Oscar-winning screenwriter Colin Welland and artist Sam Taylor-Johnson who directed Fifty Shades Of Grey.

The closure means Catford Mews is left as the sole operating cinema in the borough.

Deptford’s independent community cinema closed last year after it became unable to screen films whilst enforcing social distancing due to its limited capacity.

Its organisers have since begun hosting occasional pop-up screenings at Deptford Lounge, but are yet to find a permanent home.