What's on

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Christmas Classics

Screenings throughout December

Warm your heart with our selection of seasonal classics including Scrooge, White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life, plus more gems to discover.

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Cinema Bambino

Every Thursday, 11.30am

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

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Festive Family Favourites

Throughout December

A collection of joyous family favourites to enjoy over the festive period with your nearest and dearest.

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Midweek Matinees

Every Wednesday

Our weekly Midweek Matinee screenings on Wednesdays are open to all and offer a choice of the latest blockbusters, indie gems, world cinema and classic movies at a discounted price.

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Mami Wata 12A

Mon 4 – Thu 7 Dec

Winner of the Jury Prize for Cinematography at Sundance 2023, Mami Wata infuses West African folklore with mesmerising monochrome visuals and crime thriller vibes.

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The Taste of Things 12A

Tue 5 Dec, 7.30pm

Starring Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel, France’s entry for the 2024 Oscars is a mouthwatering and sensual romance set almost exclusively in the kitchen of chateau in 1885.

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Scrooge U

Wed 6 Dec, 1.45pm & 6.15pm | Fri 22 Dec, 1.15pm & 6pm

Curmudgeonly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) has no time for the whimsy and sentimentality of Christmas. But Scrooge’s ways are forever changed when on Christmas Eve he is visited by three spirits - the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

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It’s a Wonderful Life U

Thu 7 Dec, 11.30am (Cinema Bambino) | Sat 16 – Sun 24 Dec

Journey back to 1946 with our annual screenings of Frank Capra's classic ode to family, community and the power of redemption.

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Eileen 15

Screening from Fri 8 Dec

Based on the eponymous 2015 novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen translates on to the big screen as a dark and stylish noir thriller.

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Anselm PG

Screening from Fri 8 Dec

Wim Wenders presents another spectacular documentary offering, this time delving into the world of German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer.

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The Eternal Daughter 12A

Screening from Fri 8 Dec

Joanna Hogg’s (The Souvenir pt I & II) simultaneous musing on loss, regret, celebration and affection, cloaked in a haunting ghost story is filled with duality, both warm and emotional yet chillingly ethereal.

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Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget PG

Screening from Fri 8 Dec

Picking up weeks after the end of Chicken Run, Dawn of the Nugget sees Ginger and Rocky free from Mrs. Tweedy’s evil clutches and living on an island paradise with the rest of the flock. A warm, nostalgic film that’s a treat for all the family, here for a limited time only!

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.