About Cinema

Phoenix is an independent cinema screening the best films from around the world, from micro-budget foreign pictures to Hollywood blockbusters.

Cinema at Phoenix

We believe watching a film on the big screen – whether with friends, family or by yourself – is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and that it should continue to remain a uniquely immersive experience without the distraction of people talking and mobile phones.

On a visit to Phoenix, you can expect a warm welcome from our friendly team, comfy seats, fairly priced tickets, and flawless projection. Whether it’s in crystal-clear digital format, 3D, or glorious 35mm, we truly care about how the image looks on screen. If you see anything awry, tell us and we will fix it. We’re truly independent at Phoenix, with complete control over what we show.

Our film programme is curated entirely by Phoenix staff who live and work in the area. This means we’re free to screen films which may only attract modest audiences – but would not otherwise be seen in Leicester – through to more mainstream crowd-pleasers playing to a sold-out auditorium.

We show around thirty films across our four screens every month, so everyone should be able to find something of interest. Alongside our core cinema programme, we host special events which entertain, educate, and involve people in particular themes – local and national festivals, double bills, triple bills, and even all-night movie marathons.

Our Stage on Screen programme features productions from the likes of National Theatre Live, English National Opera and Exhibition on Screen, beamed onto our big screen – a wonderful way for our customers to see world-class theatre and exhibitions right here in Leicester for a fraction of the price.

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From micro-budget foreign pictures to the latest Hollywood blockbuster – all programmed by us, here in Leicester.

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Festivals & seasons

We regularly put together mini film festivals and seasons around a particular theme – legendary directors, film genres, history, geography and more.

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Stage on Screen

Discover the world’s greatest stage shows and exhibitions come alive on one of our cinema screens. View Stage on Screen listings

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Access Cinema

Our Access Cinema programme provides film screenings to suit people with a range of access needs. View Access Cinema listings

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Independent Cinema Office

Phoenix is pleased to work with the Independent Cinema Office in support of our programming, film selection and marketing. The ICO is a charity that aims to bring a wider range of films to a wider range of people, so people can access amazing film culture wherever they are in the UK.

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