Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre

Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre
4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG
  • Box office 0116 242 2800
  • Bar open Daily: noon–2pm & 5–11pm.
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 9am–9pm; Sat & Sun 10am–9pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.phoenix.org.uk
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Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre

Phoenix Square, a funky modern film and digital media venue, offers a mix of mainstream releases, NT Live broadcasts, arthouse and world cinema.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 39 events at this location

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
  • Cast: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump
  • UK release: 18 August 2017

Eleven years after the original film, this is a fly-on-the-wall portrait of the Big Daddy of global environmentalism going about his work. Gore comes across as a charming and savvy negotiator, funny, empathetic and passionate. An inspiring call to people to exercise their power.

Sun 20 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

Mon 21 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 18:10

Tue 22 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 15:45
  • 20:30
…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Black Sabbath: The End of the End

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 2h

Music doc chronicling the heavy metal legend's final ever live show.

Tue 3 Oct

0116 242 2800

  • 19:30

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

  • 2016
  • 3h 25min
  • Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s 19th century classic.

Sun 22 Oct

0116 242 2800

  • 16:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Romeo and Juliet

  • 2013

This revival of Yuri Grigorovich's acclaimed 1978 production features outstanding choreography, sumptuous costumes and some of the composer's most lyrical music.

Sun 21 Jan 2018

0116 242 2800

  • 15:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

  • 2017

Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.

Sun 3 Dec

0116 242 2800

  • 15:00

Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Taming Of The Shrew

  • UK release: 22 January 2016

French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy tailored to the Bolshoi dancers and achieves a magnetic breath taking dance. This new production staged exclusively for the Bolshoi cannot be seen anywhere else.

Sun 12 Nov

0116 242 2800

  • 15:00

Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias

  • 2018

The Bolshoi breathes new life into Neumeier’s tragic masterpiece accompanied by Chopin’s exquisite score.

Sun 4 Feb 2018

0116 242 2800

  • 15:00

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Soren
  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms

Animated superhero comedy based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey. This is a film that sides with the kids, right down to its sly jabs at uncaring, cash-starved school systems and loose message about the value of laughing at yourself; and, of course, at the mere existence of a planet called Uranus.

Sun 20 Aug

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  • 10:30
  • 12:40

Mon 21 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 11:15
  • 15:50

Tue 22 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 11:15
  • 15:30
…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the music and performances from an all-star band.

Tue 19 Sep

0116 242 2800

  • 19:30

Detroit

  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 23min
  • Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Cast: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith

Dramatic retelling of a police raid in Detroit in 1967 that resulted in one of the largest race riots in American history.

Fri 25 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 11:15
  • 14:15
  • 17:15
  • 20:15

Sat 26 Aug

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  • 12:00
  • 13:50
  • 17:30
  • 20:30

Sun 27 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 12:00
  • 15:45
  • 19:15
…and 4 more dates until 31 Aug

England Is Mine

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Gill
  • Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Jodie Comer, Jack Lowden

Manchester, 1976: Steven Patrick Morrissey (Jack Lowden) impatiently waits for his genius to be uncovered. Lowden shows some stage presence but this unauthorised biopic of the Smiths frontman has little to say and features none of the band's iconic music.

Mon 21 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 20:30

Tue 22 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 13:30
  • 18:15

Wed 23 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 15:40

Thu 24 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 13:45
  • 20:45

Exhibition On Screen: Canaletto And The Art Of Venice

From one of the world’s largest art collections comes the remarkable story of Canaletto and the city he shared with millions through his art.

Tue 26 Sep

0116 242 2800

  • 18:30

Sun 1 Oct

0116 242 2800

  • 15:30

Exhibition On Screen: Cezanne – Portraits Of A Life

  • 2018

Exhibition dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne.

Tue 23 Jan 2018

0116 242 2800

  • 18:30

Sun 28 Jan 2018

0116 242 2800

  • 15:30

Exhibition On Screen: David Hockney At The Royal Academy Of Arts

Intimate and in-depth interviews with David Hockney, focusing on his blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Tue 21 Nov

0116 242 2800

  • 18:30

Sun 26 Nov

0116 242 2800

  • 15:30

Film Festivals for Indie Filmmakers

A one-day course providing an essential overview for filmmakers, with industry tips for getting your film selected. Dive into the world of film festivals, and discover how to find the right ones to enter, how to build relationships and reputation, and how to deal with the word 'no'.

Sat 26 Aug

£16 / 0116 242 2800

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Final Portrait

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stanley Tucci
  • Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy
  • UK release: 18 August 2017

American writer James Lord (Hammer) poses for a portrait by legendary painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti (Rush), but regrets it as the deadline is extended beyond absurdity. Delightfully playful examination of the artist-subject relationship, and both Rush and Hammer are perfectly cast as the curmudgeonly master and…

Fri 25 Aug

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  • 12:50

Sat 26 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 16:45

Sun 27 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 13:15
  • 17:45
…and 4 more dates until 31 Aug

A Ghost Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Sonia Acevedo, Casey Affleck, Carlos Bermudez

C (Affleck) and M (Mara) are a couple; when C is killed in a car crash, he returns as a ghost to make contact with M. Lowery manages to reanimate the corny old trope of the ghost under a bedsheet, creating a story about grief and a captivating reflection on the enormity of mankind’s existence.

Sun 20 Aug

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  • 17:30

Mon 21 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 13:30
  • 20:30

Tue 22 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 18:15
…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Glyndebourne: Le Nozze di Figaro

  • 2017
  • UK

Mozart's classic opera is brought to the stage by the Glyndebourne festival.

Tue 7 Nov

0116 242 2800

  • 19:00

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

  • 2017
  • Ireland / UK
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Sophie Fiennes

Music doc covering the life of Grace Jones, featuring a selection of live performances.

Wed 25 Oct

0116 242 2800

  • 19:15

Happy Together

  • 1997
  • China
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kar Wai Wong
  • Cast: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Chen Chang

A film following the difficult relationship between two men trying to save their tempestuous romance.

Sat 26 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 10:30

Hounds of Love

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Australia
  • 1h 48min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ben Young
  • Cast: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry

Set in the sweltering heat of a residential street in Perth during Christmas, 1987, Hounds of Love is mostly confined to the claustrophobic quarters of a serial killer couple who abduct, torture and murder young women and is inspired by the Moorhouse murders. Once you've seen Australian writer-director Ben Young's…

Fri 25 Aug

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  • 14:50

Sat 26 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 15:00

Sun 27 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 15:20
  • 19:50

Mon 28 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 20:30

John le Carré: An Evening with George Smiley

A unique celebration of John le Carré’s work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall.

Thu 7 Sep

0116 242 2800

  • 19:45

Land of Mine

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Denmark/Germany
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Martin Zandvliet
  • Cast: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman
  • UK release: 4 August 2017

At the end of WW2, veteran Danish army sergeant Carl Rasmussen (Møller) is placed in charge of a group of teenage German POWs who he puts to work defusing and removing 45,000 landmines. Intelligent, poignant, Oscar-nominated drama about the dehumanising effect of war, carried by an ebullient, heartfelt performance from…

Sun 20 Aug

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  • 12:00
  • 19:45

Mon 21 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 13:00
  • 18:15

Tue 22 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 13:00
  • 20:20
…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Wed 25 Oct

0116 242 2800

  • 19:00

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • Directed by: Bob Hercules / Rita Coburn Whack

Feature-length profile of writer, poet, singer, actress and activist Maya Angelou.

Wed 11 Oct

0116 242 2800

  • 19:00

National Theatre Live: Follies

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton

Stephen Sondheim’s musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Thu 16 Nov

0116 242 2800

  • 19:00

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

  • 2015
  • 4h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lyndsey Turner
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Thu 5 Oct

0116 242 2800

  • 19:00

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.

Thu 31 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 19:00

Sat 2 Sep

0116 242 2800

  • 19:30

National Theatre Live: Young Marx

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Written by: Richard Bean, Clive Coleman.
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

Thu 7 Dec

0116 242 2800

  • 19:00

Prick Up Your Ears

  • 1987
  • UK
  • 1h 50min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Written by: John Lahr (book), Alan Bennett (screenplay)
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn, Julie Walters

Wickedly tart and funny biographical portrait of the seesaw relationship between playwright Joe Orton and his jealous lover Kenneth Halliwell. Oldman breezes confidently through his role as Orton with cocky assurance, but the chamelon-like Molina goes one better in the smaller part, achieving a difficult blend of awkward…

Mon 28 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 18:10

Tue 29 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 20:20

Wed 30 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 15:50
  • 18:15

Thu 31 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 14:00

Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights

A look at the black women caught between the racism of the feminist movement and sexism of the black power movement during the 1960s and 70s.

Thu 12 Oct

0116 242 2800

  • 19:00

Royal Shakespeare Company: Coriolanus

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • UK release: 11 October 2017

Shakespeare's classic tragedy.

Wed 11 Oct

0116 242 2800

  • 19:00

Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night

  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • UK release: 14 February 2018

Shakespeare's greatest comedy tells a tale of unrequited love in this production directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

0116 242 2800

  • 19:00

Shin Godzilla

  • 2 stars
  • 2016
  • Japan
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi
  • Cast: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara

A burst of underwater activity unleashes a creature in Tokyo Bay; the sea monster goes on the rampage and is christened Godzilla. Overly earnest reboot in which far too much time is spent on various government and scientific agencies wondering what to do, which may have worked well for domestic audiences but is a lot less…

Sun 20 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 17:10

Mon 21 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 15:20

The Short Cinema

Talk from Alexzandra Jackson, Director of The Short Cinema.

Fri 25 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 20:00

Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
  • UK release: 5 July 2017

The first collaboration between Sony and Marvel brings Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland is the third actor to play the web-slinger, delivering a performance that gives the character a new edge, helped along by Jon Watts' fine directing. A humorous and action-packed addition to the Spider-Man canon.

Fri 25 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 10:15

Sat 26 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 11:00

Sun 27 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 10:30

Mon 28 Aug

0116 242 2800

  • 10:45

The Stuart Hall Project

  • 2013
  • UK
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: John Akomfrah

Documentary on cultural theorist Stuart Hall.

Wed 4 Oct

0116 242 2800

  • 19:00

Talking Pictures

Ten-week course where film buffs can watch a variety of world cinema in tutor-led sessions.

Mon 21 Aug

£84 (£73.50; Members £70–£80) / 0116 242 2800

Mon 28 Aug

£84 (£73.50; Members £70–£80) / 0116 242 2800

Mon 4 Sep

£84 (£73.50; Members £70–£80) / 0116 242 2800

…and 3 more dates until 25 Sep

Talking Pictures Tuesday

Ten-week course for film buffs.

Tue 22 Aug

£84 (£73.50; Members £70–£80) / 0116 242 2800

Tue 29 Aug

£84 (£73.50; Members £70–£80) / 0116 242 2800

Tue 5 Sep

£84 (£73.50; Members £70–£80) / 0116 242 2800

…and 3 more dates until 26 Sep

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