Phoenix Cinema

About

The Phoenix Cinema is one of the UK's oldest cinemas. Built in 1910, it was redeveloped in 1938 in the modernist style, whilst the auditorium was given an Art Deco redesign. Today, the cinema is run as a community cinema by a charitable trust.

In 2010, the cinema celebrated its centenary with a big restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The auditorium's original 1910 ceiling and Art Deco deoration was restored along with the cinema's modernist facade.

Alongside its programme of new releases, the cinema holds regular events and projects with local schools to celebrate its heritage.

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Venue Details & Map

Phoenix Cinema

Address
52 High Road
East Finchley
London
N2 9PJ
Telephone:
+44 20 8444 6789
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Yelp Reviews

Yelp

4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Phoenix Cinema

5.0 out of 5 20 March 2015
by Jhenn S.

Wow. The hype about the Phoenix is completely true!

I was having a down day and decided to treat myself to an indie film (they do Hollywood films, too! And old documentaries; all sorts.). I got there early and bought my tickets, although you can book online too, and went upstairs to the cute lofty cafe, with a big window letting in lots of light. I could overhear the staff there and could tell...more

5.0 out of 5 27 November 2013
by Daria G.

Favourite cinema in London. They always have a great selection of films and the place has an awesome atmosphere about it. It also attracts a great crowd, so you're unlikely to be distracted by the smell of popcorn and the sound of vigorous chewing (or maybe I've been lucky so far?). The prices are also very friendly - £12 for two tickets on a Monday and £9.50 on Weekends, if I'm not mistaken.more

5.0 out of 5 23 May 2013
by Suhail T.

This place is AMAZING. It is like stepping back into time. The seats and (single) theater were clean and comfortable to sit and watch the movie. Even when the occasional person (you know who you are!) got up to go to...wherever, the view was not blocked.

There is a small candy/soda counter where they sell the tickets. The bath rooms (suprisingly) are on the ground level, as is the...more

4.0 out of 5 11 April 2011
by Tisha B.

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

4.0 out of 5 27 January 2011
by Melizza R.

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

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