Phoenix Blog

News, views and some articles from our friends - all about Phoenix and the film and art we're involved in

Phoenix 2020 extension now open

26 Jan 2023

Our new extension is now open, giving us two additional cinema screens, a larger and more prominent gallery, and a superb Café Bar.

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Leicester-born filmmaker gets behind Phoenix 2020 cinema expansion

19 Sep 2019

Amit Gupta, BAFTA-nominated writer and director for film, theatre and television, becomes Phoenix's first honorary Patron. Photo credit: Mark Lord

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Phoenix to put customers’ names on expanded cinema

16 Jul 2019

Phoenix is encouraging its customers to put their names on its expanded cinema and art centre as part of a new charitable fundraising programme 2020 | BE PART OF IT.

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Phoenix confirms further £570,000 support for 2020 cinema expansion

26 Jun 2019

£250,000 has been pledged by The Garfield Weston Foundation and £100,000 from The Foyle Foundation.

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Phoenix awarded £4 million towards expansion plan by Arts Council England

3 Apr 2019

We're delighted to have received confirmation that Arts Council England will invest £4 million of National Lottery money towards Phoenix 2020.

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Planners give go ahead to Phoenix 2020 expansion

4 Mar 2019

Phoenix Leicester's plans to become a four screen independent cinema by 2020 have been granted planning permission by the local planning authority.

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Phoenix 2020 designs revealed

29 Oct 2018

We reveal the architectural plans for our two storey 1,200 square metre extension - with green roof terrace + room for 2 new cinemas, an art gallery and more!

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Phoenix expansion boosted by £1 million support from Leicester City Council

24 Oct 2018

Phoenix delighted to receive news Leicester city council has committed £1 million towards Phoenix 2020 expansion project.

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£7 million expansion plans for Leicester’s Phoenix cinema

20 Dec 2017

Phoenix has announced ambitious plans to expand its current venue and become a four screen independent cinema by the year 2020.

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