Cobra Beer has agreed a one-year deal with art-house cinema chain Curzon Cinemas in the UK.

The deal, which will see Cobra as the chosen beer in Curzon's seven UK venues from July, follows the brewer's previous sponsorship of ITV 2, 3 and 4 movies and their sponsorship of The Times BFI London Film Festival last year.

Curzon's venues in central London, Richmond, Surrey and Nottingham will show Cobra's TV commercials before all film screenings and on plasma screens within the cinema foyers and bars.

Will Ghali, marketing director of Cobra Beer, said: "Cobra has established good credibility within the British film industry in recent years and we know from our own research that there is a strong association for consumers between Cobra and film. This deal with Curzon allows us build on our film ties while reaching a high proportion of the 28-34 discerning male beer drinkers we're targeting."

As part of the 12-month deal, Cobra will be running a consumer promotion in the cinema bars and will communicate with Curzon customers via their newsletter, bi-monthly magazine on the website.