The Phoenix Cinema is a single-screen independent cinema in East Finchley. The elegant Art Deco cinema mainly shows art-house movies, and has a popular café-bar.
Venue Details & Map
52 High RoadLondonN2 9PJ
- +44 20 8444 6789
Top 5 reviews of Phoenix Cinema
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
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
Everyone knows the Phoenix is the Best Cinema in London, a minute's walk away from East Finchley tube station (Northern Line). It is one of Mark Kermode's favourite cinemas, and one which he often frequented in his youth. If that means anything to you. Which it should. I think he saw Eraserhead there, when it came out.
But in case you didn't, I'll give you the quick rundown:
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
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