The Phoenix is one of London's leading independent cinemas and one of the oldest cinemas in the UK. Behind its modern foyer lies an historic auditorium with unique art deco features. The Phoenix has a renowned film programme of new releases, independent, foreign-language and specialist films, plus a repertoire of old and new classics. It offers a kids club, regular events, festivals, one-off talks and screenings, workshops for schools, film classes and a hugely popular membership scheme.
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This is a really cute independent cinema in East Finchley. A Groupon brought me to the cinema and I'm pleasatnly surprised by how nice it is. There is a lovely upstairs cafe that has a little balcony which would be nice to sit on during a warm day and just drink wine.
The interior of the theatre itself is amazing. It still have the feel of being a theatre from the 1920s but has been...more
Come for the popcorn if nothing else. When I crave popcorn I go to the theater. Weird? Sure but that's how I do things. The popcorn here is fresh and cheap! A large was less than £4. Sah-weet. And if popcorn isn't what you're after they have a cafe upstairs, across from their single screening room.
The theatre has been around for over 100 years and there's a sense of community there. People...more
It might be rather distant but the Phoenix Cinema is honestly one of the few places in London that I would consider a viable rep cinema. I've only been there a handful of times but each visit was rewarding. Claire Binns - the force behind the Curzon's programming - programmes the Phoenix, and this is obviously a labour of love for her and her team, crafting a thoughtful and occasionally...more