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“Independently brilliant! ”

Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre
Ranked #2 of 19 Shopping in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Independently brilliant! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Have been here a few times in the past to watch the variety of foreign language films regularly shown.
It's always a great experience, you are made to feel welcome in a way that's missing from the big chains.
We just visited as part of the Indian Summer celebrations and as with most of their events at Phoenix it was very well turned out and proved hugely popular.
The crowd is generally very mixed too which is nice.
It has cinema's and stage shows, a cafe bar and restaurant and always a full itinerary of things to see and do.
Parking is good, there is a pay & display right next to it with reasonable charges and also on street parking is available.

Thank SAX73A
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English first
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We went to see a French subtitled film,the cinema was a really nice place and not too loud and overbearing as cinemas sometimes are these day.we decided to have a meal after which in the delightful airy surroundings,was a delicious,wonderful experience.all in all a smashing evening.well done to all the friendly helpful staff.many thanks.

Thank Moggyman19
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A cinema for grownups!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Comfortable seats, where you can take in your glass of wine. An interesting choice of films, including foreign language films with subtitles. Food is good but you do need to leave plenty of time if you want to eat before a film.

Visited February 2014
Thank Jane D
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best cinema in Leicester”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

I first visited this cinema due to its very reasonable pricing, with other mainstream cinemas in the area such as showcase often charging even three times the price for even student tickets! Not only is it a brilliant price here but it is a brilliant setting. The cinema is intimate but modern and comfortable and it's great to be able to watch a film without sitting through half an hour of ads! The events that they run also make this atmosphere friendly and welcoming. The cafe/bar is a nice touch and gives you a chance to have a drink and a catch-up after the film or whilst waiting. Overall, I would visit this cinema over the others in Leicester any time.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank rahface
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Don't expect to eat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

I visited recently hoping to have a meal prior to seeing a film. Unfortunately there was a 40 minute delay in service which made it impossible. 5 people in the queue behind me were also disappointed. This was not the first time this has happened. Suggest people think carefully before planning to eat there.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Antonia K
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