What's on

/ Film

Twisters 12A

Screening from Fri 19 Jul

Former storm-chaser Kate is drawn back to Oklahoma where she meets self-styled “tornado wrangler” Tyler Owens, but neither is prepared for the terrifying meteorological event that is about to hit the plains!

/ Film

Fly Me to the Moon 12A

EXTRA TIMES ADDED: Screening until Thu 25 Jul

Set during the 1960s Space Race, sparks fly between the NASA director and the marketing specialist brought in to stage a “back-up” fake moon landing!

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Longlegs 15

EXTRA TIMES ADDED: Screening until Thu 25 Jul

★★★★★ – Bloody Disgusting. In pursuit of a serial killer, an FBI agent uncovers a series of occult clues that she must solve to end his terrifying killing spree.

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Heart of an Oak U

Screening from Fri 19 Jul

This poetic and beautiful documentary follows a year in the life of a majestic, 210-year-old oak tree and its many inhabitants, exploring the immensely rich universe thriving beneath its branches.

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Crossing 15

Screening from Fri 19 Jul

★★★★ – Guardian. Lia, a retired teacher from Georgia, learns from her young neighbour, Achi, that her long-lost transgender niece, Tekla, has crossed the border into Turkey.

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/ Film

In a Violent Nature 18

Screening from Fri 19 Jul

★★★★ – Guardian. This fascinating new Canadian horror film has made waves across the pond - with the majority of events taking place from the killer’s perspective.

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/ Exhibition


Mon 13 May – Sun 25 Aug | Phoenix gallery, FREE

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.

/ Exhibition

Class on Glass

EXTENDED: Now on until Sun 25 Aug | Phoenix gallery, FREE

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.

/ Cinema Bambino

Cinema Bambino

Every Thursday, 11.30am

Find out more about our Baby Friendly screenings, taking place every Thursday at 11.30am. All tickets £5.

/ Exhibition

Alex May: Algorithmic Photography

Sat 29 Jun – Fri 30 Aug | Café Bar, FREE

Having completed a three-month run in London, the next CAS exhibition in our Café Bar will be by renowned digital artist Alex May, and will feature a collection of 20 algorithmic photographs produced during May's travels in 2019. 

/ Season

Sidney Lumet Centenary

Films screening across Jul and Aug

We mark 100 years since the birth of Sidney Lumet with a selection of his many masterpieces screening across July and August.

/ Course

Talking Pictures Summer (Monday) 18+

Mondays, 22 Jul – 30 Sep, 10.30am – 12pm

Share your love of film with this 10-week course of tutor-led group discussions. The price includes a cup of tea/filter coffee and a ticket to the weekday daytime screening of your choice.

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.