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LIGHTWERK

Mon 13 May – Sun 25 Aug

Commissioned by Phoenix, LIGHTWERK comprises two interactives artworks by Adam Stephenson and Bring The Paint that give visitors the chance to explore the city's graffiti legacy through digital games.

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Class on Glass

Mon 13 May – Sun 30 Jun

Class on Glass is a unique exhibition curated by local artist and workshop leader Richard Peacock, showcasing the creative works of young people from Leicester.

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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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Moving in the Shadows – Remembering Leicester’s 1960s Creative Scene 18

Tue 21 May, 1pm & 7.30pm + Q&A

From Leicester filmmaker Joe Nixon Moving in the Shadows: Remembering Leicester's 1960s Creative Scene explores our city's vibrant culture during the swinging sixties.

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Swede Caroline 15

MORE TIMES ADDED: Now screening until Wed 29 May (select days)

When up-and-coming gardener Caroline’s massive marrows are stolen just before a major competition, the world of giant vegetable growing is rocked by the crime.

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The Fall Guy 12A

MORE TIMES ADDED: Now screening until Thu 23 May

The new film from director David Leith is a hilarious love letter to the art of action movies, inspired by the hit 1980s TV show and featuring an explosive lead duo of Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt.

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Hoard 18

Screening from Fri 17 May

★★★★ – Guardian. Nominated in the First Feature Competition at the London Film Festival, debut director Luna Carmoon’s unsettling psychological drama begins in London in 1984 where 7-year-old Maria and her mother live in their own world, built on sorting through bins and collecting shiny rubbish.

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Kidnapped 12A

Screening from Fri 17 May

"★★★★★ – a classic in the making" – Guardian. Secretly baptised by his nurse, young Edgardo is forcibly removed from his Jewish family by order of the Pope, to be raised by the Church.

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Made In England: The Films of Powell & Pressburger 12A

Screening from Fri 17 May

★★★★★ – Guardian. Narrated by Martin Scorsese, this ravishing documentary takes us on a personal journey through the films of iconic filmmaking duo Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger.

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La Chimera 15

MORE TIMES ADDED: Now screening until Thu 30 May

Starring Josh O'Connor, La Chimera is a captivating and magical tale set between the living and the dead, celebrations and solitudes, love and loss.

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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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Royal Ballet: The Winter’s Tale TBC

Wed 22 May, 7.15pm | Sun 26 May, 2pm

Shakespeare’s profound story of love and loss, artfully adapted into a contemporary three-act narrative ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, celebrates its tenth anniversary.

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.