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The Teachers’ Lounge 12A

Fri 12 – Thu 25 Apr

Nominated for Best International Feature at the Oscars, German director Ilker Çatak’s (I Was, I Am, I Will Be) gripping new drama stars Leonie Benesch (The Crown) as idealistic teacher Carla, who starts her first job at a high school.

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The Book of Clarence 15

Fri 19 – Thu 25 Apr

LaKeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You) stars as the down on his luck Clarence living in in 29 A.D. Jerusalem who witnesses the rise of the Jesus Christ and decides to get involved in the messiah business himself…

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Civil War 15

MORE TIMES ADDED: Screening until Thu 2 May

Alex Garland returns with this incendiary dystopian thriller starring Kirsten Dunst and Nick Offerman, set in a near-future America where a civil war has broken out between the government and the “Western Forces” of Texas and California.

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Monkey Man 18

MORE TIMES ADDED: Screening until Sat 27 Apr

★★★★ – Empire. The directorial debut of Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire) is an astonishing, tour-de-force action thriller about one man’s quest for revenge, produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us).

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If Only I Could Hibernate 12A

Fri 19 – Thu 25 Apr

When gifted high school student Ulzii unexpectedly wins a local physics competition in Mongolia’s capital city Ulaanbaatar, he sees a chance to escape his deprived neighbourhood by competing in the national finals for the chance of a university scholarship.

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Seize Them! 15

Fri 19 – Thu 25 Apr

This new homegrown comedy is set in medieval Britain, where the egotistical Queen Dagan is toppled from her throne by a revolution led by "Humble Joan".

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NT Live: Nye 15

Tue 23 Apr, 7pm (live) | Tue 7 May, 8pm | Sun 12 May, 3pm | Mon 20 May, 7.30pm (subs) | Thu 20 Jun, 8pm (subs) | Tue 25 Jun, 7.30pm

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.

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Back to Black 15

MORE TIMES ADDED: Screening until Thu 2 May

This new biopic from Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) stars Marisa Abela (BBC’s Industry) as singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse, and follows her journey from adolescence to adulthood, charting the creation of her seminal album Back to Black.

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/ Season

Big Screen Musicals

Screening Feb – May

A season of the world's greatest stage musicals, with award winning productions captured live on West End and Broadway stages! Tickets from £10.

A picture of an audience watching a silver screening at phoenix / Midweek Matinees

Midweek Matinees

Every Wednesday

See any film before 12pm on Wednesdays for just £7 (+£1 admin fee for non-members) including a hot drink and biscuits.

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Jack Tait Retrospective

EXTENDED: Now ends Sat 22 Jun | Café Bar, FREE

This new exhibition in our Café Bar features work by renowned artist Jack Tait, who has been creating electro-mechanical drawing machines since 1960.

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Mapantsula + Q&A 15

Wed 24 Apr, 6.30pm

After years of suppression, this true classic of guerrilla filmmaking is now available to watch in stunning 4K to mark the 30th anniversary of South African Freedom Day in April.

Access Cinema

Regular screenings for people with differing access needs, to give all our customers the chance to enjoy a great cinema experience.

Audio described screenings

For our customers who are blind or have slight loss, many films now come with audio description, where a recorded narrator describes the on-screen action during gaps in the dialogue.

Autism friendly

For children and adults on the autistics / Asperger’s spectrum, these screenings have reduced sound levels, partially raised lighting, no trailers and freedom to move around.

Descriptive subtitles

For anyone who is deaf or has hearing loss, we show subtitled versions of the latest English language movies in our main cinema screens.

Phoenix Leicester

Phoenix is Leicester’s centre for independent cinema, art and digital culture. Films and art deserve to be experienced somewhere special – which is why the whole Phoenix team works hard to make Phoenix a place where everyone can feel welcome and inspired.

Following a multi-million pound expansion, Phoenix now boast four state-of-the-art cinema screens, and shows everything from micro-budget independent films to the latest Hollywood blockbusters, plus film festivals and special events. And as an independent venue, the team handpicks Phoenix’s cinema programme specifically for Leicester audiences, so you’ll see things at Phoenix that aren’t screening in any other local cinemas.

With two superb galleries, Phoenix’s digital art programme presents exciting and innovative work by local and international artists; and short courses, workshops and activities provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about and create their own film and art.

Our newly opened Café Bar offers a stylish and comfortable place to see friends and relax over a meal and drinks, or meet with clients and catch up on some work.

Phoenix believes that film and art have the power to enhance lives, and for many customers Phoenix staff make the difference. With a clear passion for their work, you’ll find many are studying film or art locally, or are involved in the wider creative community Phoenix attracts.

And as a local charity, all earnings go back into developing Phoenix’s creative programmes, enabling them to reach out to more people.

We hope to see you soon.