What's on

/ Exhibition

Jack Tait Retrospective

Mon 4 Mar – Fri 31 May | 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.

/ Film

Perfect Days PG

Screening from Fri 1 Mar

Wim Wenders’ (Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire) highly anticipated return to fiction feature filmmaking takes the writer-director to Tokyo to tell a story celebrating the hidden joys and minutiae of Japanese culture.

/ Film

Dune: Part Two 12A

Screening from Fri 1 Mar

"★★★★★ – like no other blockbuster in existence" – Independent. The second part of Denis Villeneuve’s epic drama - based on Frank Herbert’s novel - is a jaw-dropping, enthralling spectacle.

/ Film

Wicked Little Letters 15

MORE SHOWS ADDED: Screening until Thu 7 Mar

Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley reunite in Wicked Little Letters, based on a real life 1920s scandal in the town of Littlehampton, concerning a number of increasingly explicit letters sent to older residents and written by a mystery author.

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/ Film

Showing Up 12A

Mon 4 – Thu 7 Mar

Finally a UK theatrical release for this delicate comedy-drama from Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women, First Cow) starring Michelle Williams as Lizzy, a sculptor trying to prepare for her next exhibition as her life slowly unravels.

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Bob Marley: One Love 12A

MORE SHOWS ADDED: Screening until Thu 7 Mar

Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir (Barbie, One Night in Miami) as legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, and Lashana Lynch (No Time to Die) as his wife Rita, this new biopic is a rousing celebration of Marley's life and legacy.

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/ Film

Barbie 12A

Fri 1 – Mon 4 Mar

★★★★★ – Independent. Experiencing a full-on existential crisis in Barbieland due to the lofty standards of perfection, Barbie (Margot Robbie) sets forth to the real world to try and find true happiness!

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/ Season

The Japan Foundation Touring Programme 2024

Screenings throughout February & March

The UK’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema celebrates its 20th anniversary with an exciting two-month programme of films, from new releases to masterpieces from the past.

/ 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


Fri 16 Feb – Sun 14 Apr | FREE

We are delighted to be hosting the NEMESIS exhibition – a collection of portraits of James Bond foes by internationally acclaimed photographer Andy Gotts.

/ 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.

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.