★★★★★ – Guardian. Set in the 70s, Licorice Pizza is Paul Thomas Anderson’s (Punch-Drunk Love) excellent coming-of-age character study of a high school student (Cooper Hoffman) who is also a successful child actor.
★★★★★ – The Times. Kenneth Branagh writes and directs this semi-autobiographical tale of the Belfast of his youth about a young family torn between their home and fleeing the increasingly violent spectre of the Troubles.
Whether for pleasure, professional skills or education, Phoenix's short courses, talks, workshops and screenings make learning rewarding and fun.
Phoenix is Leicester’s centre for independent cinema, art and digital culture. We are a charity.
In our two modern cinema screens we show everything from micro-budget independent films to the latest Hollywood blockbusters, and we regularly organise festivals and events.
Our regularly changing art programme presents work by local and international artists, and our education work helps people of all ages to learn about, and create their own, film and art.
At Phoenix, we believe film and art have the power to enhance our lives. Watching a movie or visiting a gallery can entertain and inspire us, offering new perspectives on our lives and those of others.
They deserve to be experienced somewhere special – which is why we work hard to ensure Phoenix is a place everyone can feel welcome and inspired.
If you fancy a drink, dinner or somewhere to meet friends, our Café Bar is open all day serving freshly-cooked food, and drinks you can take into our cinema screen if you wish.
For many customers, our staff make the difference. With a clear passion for our work, you’ll find many are studying film or art locally, or involved in the wider creative community Phoenix attracts.
As a local charity, all our earnings go back into developing our creative programmes, enabling us to reach out to more people.
We hope to see you soon.