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Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre

4 Midland Street | Phoenix Square, Leicester LE1 1TG, England
+44 116 242 2800
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Interesting Films, Comfy Seats, Good Restaurant

This Alternative and Independent Cinema offers all you could want. Programme easy to find on line... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Flondy
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Poor service

Just been to watch Paddington at the Phoenix cinema in Leicester great film really enjoyed it. I... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
kennedy1448
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Phoenix is a friendly independent cinema and art centre based in Leicester's vibrant cultural quarter - a haven for world cinema, independent movies, film festivals, digital art and short courses. The Phoenix Cafe Bar serves home-cooked food using local produce, and has a specially selected choice of regional ales and wines from around the world. The Cube gallery shows exciting digital art exhibitions. Phoenix is a charity - publicly funded to bring great film and art to all.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cafe bar” (14 reviews)
“foreign films” (10 reviews)
“local ales” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4 Midland Street | Phoenix Square, Leicester LE1 1TG, England
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"pot luck"
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"great choice of films"
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"locally sourced ingredients"
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"popular films"
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"free street parking"
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"colouring sheets"
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"freshly cooked food"
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"film experience"
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"comfortable seats"
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"reserved table"
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"pay and display car park"
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"free tickets"
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"selection of beers"
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This Alternative and Independent Cinema offers all you could want. Programme easy to find on line and easy to book tickets on line and print the ticket to take with you. Clean modern and comfortable spaces. Interesting birthday cards on sale in the foyer. Large...More

Thank Flondy
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Just been to watch Paddington at the Phoenix cinema in Leicester great film really enjoyed it. I had a query about my Play Stay & Explore Voucher which the manager and ticket office staff were totally unable to assist me with. I suggest if the...More

Thank kennedy1448
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I love the atmosphere but wish they would turn off the air conditioning. It can get so cold that’s it’s hard to pay attention to the film

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Great opportunity to see current and art films not generally available. Good seats and a really nice experience. Food in the cafe was great, well cooked, tasty and promptly served.

Thank BeeGee45
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Delighted to use the Phoenix again and again as it is perfect for that little something different to do with friends. We booked to watch a film there and decided to have Dinner there before hand and a few drinks to relax us for the...More

Thank neilj305
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The best of all options with great food , films and parking. Good choice of art house films with 2screens and comfy seats although sometimes a bit chilly! Cafe bar has excellent food and vibe although need to book as gets really busy.

Thank Alison23lufbra
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PhoenixLeic, Manager at Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thanks Alison for your review - really glad you enjoyed it. Just one thing to point out to anyone reading your review - we don't take bookings for our Café Bar (except for our Lazy Sunday meal and a movie slot). All the best Patrick

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely hidden gem of a cinema. Came here to watch Moonlight with friends and was not disappointed. Big screen, plenty of comfortable seats and fantastic image and sound quality. Pleasant and helpful staff. Clean toilets. Can't ask for much more than that!

Thank A6Robinson
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

My wife and I recently spent 6 days in Leicester while attending the British Silent Film Festival. The event was hosted by the Phoenix Cinema, who made our stay really special. The programme of events was excellent, and the food that was included was delicious...More

Thank CnMBath
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The bread was pre-cut, dry and crustless. The bacon and brie filling was thin. The cranberry sauce was far too sweet. The overall experience? A stale jam sandwich. If you're going to charge a fiver, Phoenix, I expect better than that.More

Thank Kate S
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PhoenixLeic, Manager at Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Hi - we're really sorry you had a disappointing experience at Phoenix. Please accept my apologies - the sandwich should of course have been fresh and generously filled. Our bread is delivered daily pre-cut by the baker - we don't use 'sliced bread' and you...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Phoenix is a special place, run not for profit, which supports the art of cinema and film making. It shows many block buster and foreign films as well as some quirky ones and has a very dynamic programme throughout the year. It is a...More

Thank John M
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