What's on

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That They May Face the Rising Sun 15

Fri 26 Apr – Thu 16 May

Directed by Pat Collins (Songs of Granite, The Dance), this gorgeous adaptation of the final novel from acclaimed Irish author John McGahern captures a year in the life of a rural lakeside hamlet in Ireland in the 1970s.

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Challengers 15

Fri 26 Apr – Thu 16 May

"★★★★★ – the most purely pleasurable film of the year" – Telegraph. The hugely entertaining new film from the director of Call Me by Your Name crackles with sexual chemistry and stars Josh O'Connor and Mike Faist as two childhood friends and tennis players, whose relationship is forever changed when they meet tennis prodigy Tashi (Zendaya).

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Ratcatcher 15

Mon 13 – Thu 16 May

In a confident, spellbinding debut, Lynne Ramsay invokes a haunting portrayal of an impoverished Glasgow childhood during the 1975 bin-men strike, as 12-year-old James is haunted by his part in a local tragedy and struggles to reconcile his hopes with his guilt.

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Love Lies Bleeding 15

Fri 3 – Thu 16 May

BAFTA-nominated for her 2019 psychological horror Saint Maud, British director Rose Glass returns with a queer love story/noir thriller set in 1989 small-town America.

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Big Banana Feet 12A

Mon 13 – Thu 16 May

Capturing ‘The Big Yin’ on and off stage during his 1975 tour of Ireland, Big Banana Feet is a captivating record of Billy Connolly on the cusp of international stardom.

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.