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IF (Imaginary Friends) (U)

This charming new family film from director John Krasinski follows a young girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s Imaginary Friends (their "IF") and decides to use her power to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids!


All family Tickets £6 per person (all children and up to 2 adults per family group)


This charming new family film from director John Krasinski follows a young girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s Imaginary Friends (their "IF") and decides to use her power to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids!


A magical live-action adventure with starring Ryan Reynolds, with an all-star supporting cast including Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Steve Carell (Despicable Me), Emily Blunt and Matt Damon as the voices of the IFs!


**PLEASE NOTE: The 11.30am screening on Thu 30 May is part of our Cinema Bambino programme. This screening is exclusively for parents and carers with babies under 12 months old. Customers must be accompanied by a child under 12 months to be permitted entry. These are not family screenings so there is no admittance to children over 12 months.


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Tuesday 28 May 202412:00pm Book Now
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Wednesday 29 May 202412:15pm Book Now (Descriptive subtitles)
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Shrek 2 (PG)

The half term Shrektacular continues with fan favourite Shrek 2!

Shrek and Fiona travel to the Kingdom of Far Far Away, where Fiona's parents are King and Queen, to celebrate their marriage.



The half term Shrektacular continues with fan favourite Shrek 2!


Shrek and Fiona travel to the Kingdom of Far Far Away, where Fiona's parents are King and Queen, to celebrate their marriage.


When they arrive, they find they are not as welcome as they thought they would be.

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Tuesday 28 May 202412:00pm Book Now
Wednesday 29 May 20242:45pm Book Now

Hit Man (15)

Richard Linklater (Boyhood) returns with this supremely enjoyable screwball comedy noir, based on a "somewhat true story" and starring Glen Powell.


"★★★★ – Richard Linklater thrills with a go-for-broke crime caper" – The Times


"★★★★ – Linklater’s Double Indemnity comedy hits the target dead-centre" – Telegraph


"★★★★ – a damn good time at the movies that will leave you buzzing" – Total Film


★★★★ – BBC


★★★★ – Guardian


Richard Linklater’s (Boyhood, Everybody Wants Some!!) supremely enjoyable noir screwball comedy is based on the "somewhat true story" of university lecturer Gary Johnson.


Enlisted by the police to pose as a fake hit man to entrap those who seek his services, mild-mannered Gary (Glen Powell, Top Gun: Maverick, Everybody Wants Some) turns out to be a natural – until a beautiful new prospective client appears.


Might Gary prefer the excitement of an assassin’s life after all?


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Tuesday 28 May 20241:00pm Book Now
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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (15)

"★★★★★ – strap in for cinema at its most soul-pricklingly primal" – Telegraph. WITNESS! George Miller returns to the Mad Max universe with this edge-of-your-seat action film starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth.


"★★★★★ – strap in for cinema at its most soul-pricklingly primal" – Telegraph


"★★★★★ – Quite often your eyes will not fully comprehend what you are watching, or how it could be possible" – Empire


"★★★★★ – emotional, witty and filled with purposeful savagery" – Guardian


★★★★ – Time Out


★★★★ – Den of Geek


★★★★ – Total Film


Expect edge-of-your-seat entertainment and jaw-dropping action as George Miller returns to the world of Mad Max: Fury Road in this with this rip-roaring adventure.


As the world falls, young Furiosa (Taylor-Joy) is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers by a Biker Horde led by the warlord Dementus (Chris Hemsworth, clearly having the time of his life playing the bad guy).


When the Horde come across the Citadel presided over by the legendary Immortan Joe, the two tyrants vie for power and Furiosa must find a way to survive.

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Tuesday 28 May 20241:15pm Book Now
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Tuesday 28 May 20247:45pm Book Now (Descriptive subtitles)
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Thursday 30 May 20245:15pm Book Now
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La Chimera (15)

Starring Josh O'Connor, La Chimera is a captivating and magical tale set between the living and the dead, celebrations and solitudes, love and loss.


"★★★★★ – uproarious adventure teems with life" – Guardian


"★★★★★ – a strange, spiritual and truly enchanting drama" – Radio Times


★★★★★ – The Skinny


★★★★ – Daily Telegraph


Everyone has their own chimera, something they search for but are destined never to find.


For the Tombaroli gang who eke out a living robbing ancient grave sites, the chimera means a dream of easy wealth. For Arthur (Josh O’Connor, Challengers, God’s Own Country), who seems to have a spiritual connection to artifacts from the ancient world, the chimera looks like the woman he lost – and to find her Arthur will search everywhere including in the earth.


The intertwined destinies of these characters unfold in a captivating, magical tale set between the living and the dead, celebrations and solitudes, love and loss.


Italian, French and English, with English subtitles.

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Tuesday 28 May 20242:30pm Book Now
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Thursday 30 May 20245:30pm Book Now

Slow (15)

From Sundance-winning director Marija Kavtaradze comes a modern love story about two people exploring how to build their own kind of intimacy.


When dancer Elena meets sign language interpreter Dovydas their instant connection bodes well for a romantic relationship.


But when Doyvdas reveals he’s asexual, their dynamic changes as both try to find a way to be together while fulfilling their respective needs.


From Sundance-winning director Marija Kavtaradze comes a modern love story about two people exploring how to build their own kind of intimacy.

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Tuesday 28 May 20245:30pm Book Now
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Thursday 30 May 20245:15pm Book Now

Charulata (U)

★★★★★ – The Times. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Indian auteur Satyajit Ray described Charulata as “the one film I would make the same way if I had to do it again."


"★★★★★ – An exquisitely traced drama of repressed desire" – The Times


"★★★★★ – Extraordinarily vivid and fresh" – Guardian


"★★★★★ – Truly timeless" – Little White Lies


★★★★★ – Total Film


Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Indian auteur Satyajit Ray described Charulata as “the one film I would make the same way if I had to do it again."


Charu is the beautiful and intellectual wife of a local newspaper editor but finds herself bored in her ornate mansion. Intrigue arrives in the form of her husband’s cousin - an aspiring writer who ignites a creative and passionate desire in Charu.


In Bengali with English subtitles


Screening as part of Footprints Film Festival, a big screen celebration of influential movies curated by a group of DMU students.

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Tuesday 28 May 20247:30pm Book Now

Swede Caroline (15)

When up-and-coming gardener Caroline’s massive marrows are stolen just before a major competition, the world of giant vegetable growing is rocked by the crime.


"★★★★ – Midsomer Murders with marrows" – iNews


When up-and-coming gardener Caroline’s massive marrows are stolen just before a major competition, the world of giant vegetable growing is rocked by the crime.


Desperate for answers, she enlists two private detectives… who are then dramatically kidnapped!


Caroline’s hunt for her missing marrows will take her way beyond the allotments, plunging her into a national corruption scandal that goes all the way to the top.


This hugely enjoyable mockumentary stars a host of homegrown comedy talent.

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Wednesday 29 May 20247:45pm Book Now

Perfect Blue (18)

Satoshi Kon's 1997 anime thriller is beautiful and brutal in equal measure – loosely based on the novel by Yoshikazu Takeuchiny and following the career of pop idol turned actress Mima Kirigoe.


★★★★★ – Bloody Disgusting


★★★★ – The Skinny


★★★★ – Total Film


Satoshi Kon's 1997 anime thriller is beautiful and brutal in equal measure – loosely based on the novel by Yoshikazu Takeuchiny and following the career of pop idol turned actress Mima Kirigoe.


Deciding to leave her J-pop group, Mima takes on a role in a violent detective drama which upsets fans used to her clean-cut image and she becomes the victim of an obsessive stalker. When a series of gruesome murders take place, reality and fantasy begin to blur and Mima loses her grip on reality.


In Japanese with English subtitles


Screening as part of Footprints Film Festival – a big screen celebration of influential movies, curated by DMU students.

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Wednesday 29 May 20248:00pm Book Now

Shrek The Third (U)

Reluctantly designated as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away, Shrek hatches a plan to install the rebellious Artie as the new king while Princess Fiona tries to fend off a coup d'état by the jilted Prince Charming.





Reluctantly designated as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away, Shrek hatches a plan to install the rebellious Artie as the new king while Princess Fiona tries to fend off a coup d'état by the jilted Prince Charming.

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Thursday 30 May 20242:15pm Book Now
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Royal Ballet: Message in a Bottle (TBC)

The iconic songs of Sting. The electrifying choreography of Kate Prince. This is a tale of hope.


The peaceful village of Bebko is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly, under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on perilous journeys in order to survive.


Message In A Bottle is a spectacular new dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, inspired by and set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Walking On The Moon and more.


With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, high-energy footwork and breath-taking athleticism, Message In A Bottle tells a unifying and uplifting story of humanity and hope.


Message In A Bottle is the latest masterpiece from the ground-breaking creator behind West End hits Some Like it Hip Hop, Into the Hoods, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (choreography) and SYLVIA (Old Vic), and features the astonishing talents of dance storytelling powerhouse, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

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Thursday 30 May 20247:20pm Book Now
Sunday 2 Jun 20242:00pm Book Now

Godzilla (1954) (PG)

★★★★ – Guardian. The King of the Monsters stomps back onto the big screen for his 70th anniversary!


★★★★ – Time Out


★★★★ – Guardian


The King of the Monsters stomps back onto the big screen for his 70th anniversary!


The first film in the longest running film franchise in cinema history, experience Gojira's first rampage on Tokyo as if it were the first time.


In Japanese with English subtitles


Screening as part of Footprints Film Festival, a big screen celebration of influential movies curated by a group of DMU students.

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Thursday 30 May 20248:00pm Book Now

Young Woman and the Sea (PG)

Daisy Ridley stars in this biopic telling the extraordinary true story of Trudy Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel.


Daisy Ridley stars in this biopic telling the extraordinary true story of Trudy Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel.


Born to immigrant parents in New York in 1905, Trudy was an accomplished swimmer who, through the support of her trainer and her older sister, overcame adversity and the animosity of a patriarchal society to rise through the ranks of the Olympic swimming team and complete the staggering feat – a 21-mile non-stop swim from France to England.

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Wednesday 5 Jun 202411:30am Book Now (Midweek Matinee)
Wednesday 5 Jun 20244:45pm Book Now
Wednesday 5 Jun 20247:30pm Book Now
Thursday 6 Jun 202411:30am Book Now (Cinema Bambino)
Thursday 6 Jun 202412:00pm Book Now
Thursday 6 Jun 20245:15pm Book Now

Two Tickets to Greece (15)

This French comedy crowd-pleaser from writer/director Marc Fitoussi (Call My Agent!) stars Laure Calamy, Olivia Côte and Kristin Scott Thomas in a tale of estranged childhood friends reuniting for a trip to the Greek islands.


This French comedy crowd-pleaser from writer/director Marc Fitoussi (Folies Bergère, Call My Agent!) stars Laure Calamy, Olivia Côte and Kristin Scott Thomas in a tale of estranged childhood friends reuniting for a trip to the Greek islands.


Recently divorced, and watching helplessly as her only son leaves home, Blandine (Côte) is struggling to find her footing again. So when her former best friend Magalie (a scene-stealing Calamy) suddenly resurfaces, she allows herself to be spontaneous for a change...


French with English subtitles



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Friday 31 May 20245:15pm Book Now
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Thursday 6 Jun 20248:15pm Book Now

Mystery Film (18)

Come with us on a journey through the weird, the wonderful, the cult and the long forgotten... into the world of mystery film. Nobody knows what the film will be until the lights drop and the opening titles roll.


Come with us on a journey through the weird, the wonderful, the cult and the long forgotten... into the world of mystery film. Nobody knows what the film will be until the lights drop and the opening titles roll.


A Phoenix favourite that regularly sells out – book early to guarantee your seat and enjoy surprise cinema.


The Mystery Film may be any classification up to an 18 certificate. As such, these screenings are for over-18s only.

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Friday 31 May 20246:15pm Book Now
Friday 21 Jun 20246:15pm Book Now

We Love Hammer Evening (18)

Join us as we celebrate the glorious 90th anniversary of Hammer Films, with an evening devoted to this world famous studio!


Join us as we celebrate the glorious 90th anniversary of Hammer Films, with an evening devoted to this world famous studio!


All tickets £10 / £8 concessions and MyPhoenix Members and Friends.


We start with a special presentation from Kieran Foster, film lecturer and author of Hammer Goes to Hell, followed by a dramatic reading of excerpts from the unmade Hammer script for Vlad the Impaler, and ending with a screening you can really get your teeth into – 1958’s Dracula, starring Christopher Lee.


Screening as part of Footprints Film Festival, a big screen celebration of influential movies curated by a group of DMU students.

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Friday 31 May 20246:30pm Book Now

Shrek Forever After (U)

Long-settled into married life and fully domesticated, Shrek  begins to long for the days when he felt like a real ogre.



Long-settled into married life and fully domesticated, Shrek  begins to long for the days when he felt like a real ogre.


Duped into signing a contract with devious Rumpelstiltskin, he finds himself in an alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin rules, and he and Fiona have never met.


Shrek must find a way out of the contract to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

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Saturday 1 Jun 202412:15pm Book Now
Sunday 2 Jun 202411:30am Book Now

John Waters Double Bill (18)

Filth is coming to Phoenix! John Waters’ impact on cinema and pop culture can be seen everywhere, and we’ve chosen two classics from his incredible oeuvre.


All double bill tickets £12


Filth is coming to Phoenix! John Waters’ impact on cinema and pop culture can be seen everywhere, and we’ve chosen two classics from his incredible oeuvre.


Watch as the legendary Divine battles for the title of “the filthiest person alive” in Pink Flamingos, and see how Waters’ style adapts to ‘90s cinema and Hollywood stars in Cry-Baby.


Screening as part of Footprints Film Festival, a big screen celebration of influential movies curated by a group of DMU students.

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Saturday 1 Jun 20248:00pm Book Now

Sherlock Jr. + One Week (U)

We close Footprints Film Festival with one of cinema’s biggest icons, presenting a double bill of Buster Keaton, featuring live accompaniment from world-renowned musician Stephen Horne.


All tickets £10


We close Footprints Film Festival with a double bill from one of cinema’s biggest icons – Buster Keaton – returning to the big screen for the centenary of Sherlock Jr., alongside the rarely screened One Week.


To make this even more special, both will feature live accompaniment from world-renowned musician Stephen Horne.


Screening as part of Footprints Film Festival, a big screen celebration of influential movies curated by a group of DMU students.

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Sunday 2 Jun 20243:00pm Book Now

My National Gallery (12A)

Beloved celebrities, devoted staff members and world class experts come together to paint a unique portrait of the The National Gallery of London for its 200th birthday.


The National Gallery in London is one of the world’s greatest art galleries. It is full of masterpieces, an endless resource of history, an endless source of stories. But whose stories are told?  Which art has the most impact and on whom? The power of great art lies in its ability to communicate with anyone, no matter their art historical knowledge, their background, their beliefs.


This film gives voice to those who work at the gallery – from cleaner to curator, security guard to director – who identify the one artwork that means the most to them and why. An assortment of people from all walks of life who have a strong connection to the gallery make surprising choices of both well-known and lesser-known artworks. Finally, some well-known celebrities explain what they head for when they visit the gallery.


These stories are used as a lens through which to explore the 200-year history of the National Gallery and what the future may hold for this spectacular space.


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Tuesday 4 Jun 20246:15pm Book Now
Sunday 9 Jun 20244:15pm Book Now

The Little Girl of Hanoi (12A)

Hai Ninh’s fascinating film offers the rarely seen perspective of Vietnamese civilians during the Vietnam war.


Hai Ninh’s fascinating film offers the rarely seen perspective of Vietnamese civilians during the Vietnam war.


After losing her mother and sister in the American bombardment of Kham Thien Street, young Ngoc Ha searches for her family amongst the rubble and receives help from a kindly soldier. Although her home and life has been torn apart, with the support of her neighbours she finds the strength to go on.


In Vietnamese with English subtitles.


Screening as part of Star Nhà Ease, a season of Vietnamese Cinema presented by Live Cinema and Tuyet Van Huynh.



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Tuesday 4 Jun 20247:30pm Book Now

NT Live: The Motive and the Cue (15)

★★★★★ – Telegraph. Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.


"★★★★★ – A witty, deft, touching evocation of a fascinating, fraught encounter" – Telegraph


"★★★★ – Will give you goosebumps" – Independent


★★★★★ – The Times


★★★★★ – WhatsOnStage


Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.


1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction.


But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.


Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a

sold-out run at the National Theatre.

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Thursday 6 Jun 20247:30pm Book Now

ROH: Andrea Chénier (TBC)

Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar's spectacular staging of Giordano's epic historical drama, conducted by long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano.


At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...


Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of

revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

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Tuesday 11 Jun 20247:15pm Book Now
Sunday 16 Jun 20242:00pm Book Now

The Golden Age of Bollywood (18+)

Tutor Moninder Gainda leads this 4-week voyage of discovery into the golden age of Bollywood. You’ll look at influential films, directors and stars from one of the world’s biggest cinema industries.


Tutor Moninder Gainda leads this 4-week voyage of discovery into the golden age of Bollywood. You’ll look at influential films, directors and stars from one of the world’s biggest cinema industries, and consider how these films foster a deeper understanding of India’s culture and society.


Week 1: An Introduction to the Golden Age of Bollywood
An introduction to the five key films that will feature across the course: Mother India, Anarkali, Dosti, Pakeezah, and Awara.


Weeks 2-3: Social Issues in Bollywood Films

A look at how social issues are represented in the films, considering the films' styles and the importance of the songs, music and the stars in them.


Week 4 – Bollywood Beyond the Golden Age

Exploring other pioneering films of the golden age, and the changing nature of Bollywood.


FURTHER INFORMATION


Price: £55 / £50 conc / £45 Members


Tutor: Moninder Gainda


Booking Information:


This 4-week course will run at Phoenix on Wednesdays, from 12 June – 3 July 2024, 2pm – 3.30pm.


You must be 18 or over to attend.


Member discount available.


Cancellation Policy:


We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.


View our Learner Agreement.



ABOUT THE TUTOR


Moninder Gainda MA has a decades-long interest in film, and was introduced to the world of Indian cinema from a young age – from mainstream Bollywood movies to independent work by auteurs such as Satyajit Ray. As a screenwriter and filmmaker, Moninder has made a number of short films and is working towards making her first feature.

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Wednesday 12 Jun 20242:00pm Book Now

When the Tenth Month Comes (PG)

After her husband's death at the south-eastern border, the widowed Duyen conceals the truth to spare her ailing father-in-law.


After her husband's death at the south-eastern border, the widowed Duyen conceals the truth to spare her ailing father-in-law.


With the help of a Khang, a teacher who saves her after she falls into a river, she maintains the illusion of her husband's survival. But as her father-in-law's health declines, he urges Duyen to send him a telegram to bring his son home.


In Vietnamese with English subtitles.


Screening as part of Star Nhà Ease, a season of Vietnamese Cinema presented by Live Cinema and Tuyet Van Huynh.

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Wednesday 12 Jun 20246:15pm Book Now

Bait (15)

"★★★★★ – A genuine modern masterpiece" – Mark Kermode. Curated by Young Programmers, the wholly unique Bait returns to our screens for one night only.


"★★★★★ – A genuine modern masterpiece" – Mark Kermode


"★★★★★ – a brilliantly original, intriguing and deeply engaging story" – HeyUGuys


★★★★★ – CineVue


★★★★ – The Times


All tickets £5


Winner of the BAFTA for Outstanding British Debut, this unique handcrafted monochrome exploration of changing communities is set in Cornwall and follows fisherman Martin - stuck without a boat since his brother repurposed it as a day tripper for holidaymakers.


As the height of the summer season approaches, the simmering tension between locals and tourists begins to boil over.


Following the Build Your Own Film Night course earlier this year, Bait and The Notebook (on Sat 15 Jun) are the first screenings curated by the Young Programmers involved.


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Friday 14 Jun 20246:15pm Book Now

The Notebook (12A)

Curated by Young Programmers, we present this gorgeous, beloved weepy back on the big screen. Come cry with us in the dark!


All tickets £5


Nick Cassavetes heart-breaking, beautiful romance was a hit on its release, and made stars of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.


When Lumber Mill worker Noah sees heiress Allie for the first time it’s love at first sight, but her parents don’t approve of Noah – as we follow the path of their relationship through the years, it builds to a stunning emotional climax - come cry with us in the dark!


Following the Build Your Own Film Night course earlier this year, The Notebook and Bait (on Fri 14 Jun) are the first screenings curated by the Young Programmers involved.

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Saturday 15 Jun 20243:00pm Book Now

Travelling Circus (12A)

When a travelling circus arrives in a village seeking profit but finds the locals in dire need of rice, tensions begin to rise.


Despite lacking typical attractions, the circus draws large crowds, but the entertainers' illusions clash with the villagers' harsh reality. Told through the eyes of a young local, we watch as tension builds until a final surprise pushes the villagers over the edge.


In Vietnamese with English subtitles.


Screening as part of Star Nhà Ease, a season of Vietnamese Cinema presented by Live Cinema and Tuyet Van Huynh.


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Sunday 16 Jun 20243:00pm Book Now

Finding Phong (15)

The youngest of six children, Phong grew up in central Vietnam feeling like a girl in a boy's body but faces a long battle to align body and identity.


The youngest of six children, Phong grew up in central Vietnam feeling like a girl in a boy's body. Moving to Hanoi for university at 20, they discover others facing similar struggles.


The film depicts Phong's journey, including encounters with family, friends, and doctors, all grappling with Phong's determination to align body and identity.


In Vietnamese with English subtitles.


Screening as part of Star Nhà Ease, a season of Vietnamese Cinema presented by Live Cinema and Tuyet Van Huynh.


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Thursday 20 Jun 20246:15pm Book Now

NT Live: Nye (15)

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.


"★★★★ – A mighty, moving piece of theatre" – Financial Times


"★★★★ – A valiant and valuable affirmation of the NHS" – Telegraph


★★★★★ – New Statesman


★★★★ – The Times


Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.


Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.


Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.

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Thursday 20 Jun 20248:00pm Book Now (Descriptive subtitles)
Tuesday 25 Jun 20247:30pm Book Now

Lord of the Rings: Extended Editions all-dayer (12A)

You’ve been asking for ages, and we’re finally doing it! Come and spend a whole day in Middle-Earth as we screen the extended editions of Peter Jackson’s beloved trilogy.


All tickets £25 (+£1.25 admin fee for non-members)

All-dayer tickets include tea/coffee and pastries before The Fellowship of the Ring at 11am.


You’ve been asking for ages, and we’re finally doing it!


Come and spend a whole day in Middle-Earth as we screen the extended editions of Peter Jackson’s beloved trilogy – The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003).


Expect food and drink specials, raffles and costume competitions!


Join us at the 'Green Dragon' (aka our Café Bar) for tea/coffee and pastries before the first film at 11am.


Further running order information will be available closer to the screening.

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Saturday 22 Jun 202411:00am Book Now

Dust & Metal + Q&A (12A)

97 million people, 45 million motorbikes, a cinematic journey across Vietnam by motorbike.


97 million people, 45 million motorbikes, a cinematic journey across Vietnam by motorbike.


A creative documentary feature combining archive film, newly shot footage and contemporary music, bringing unfamiliar stories of Vietnam past and present to the screen for the first time.


Stepping away from Hollywood’s portrayals of the Vietnam War, Dust & Metal offers an unorthodox perspective of Vietnam told through the lens of the country’s ubiquitous mode of transport – the motorbike.


In Vietnamese with English subtitles.


Screening as part of Star Nhà Ease, a season of Vietnamese Cinema presented by Live Cinema and Tuyet Van Huynh.

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Monday 24 Jun 20247:30pm Book Now

Film & Audience Perspectives (18+)

Dive into the dynamic world of cinema from the audience's viewpoint as Dr Connor Winterton uncovers how audience engagement shapes the filmmaking process, and discover the symbiotic relationship between creators and consumers of cinema.


In the first in a series of one-day courses exploring film theory, Dr Connor Winterton delves into the realm of audience theories, from reception studies and cultivation theory to fandom culture.


You'll uncover how audience engagement shapes the filmmaking process and discover the symbiotic relationship between creators and consumers of cinema.


Part 1: Reception Theory

Part 2: Cultivation Theory

Part 3: Fandom Theory, exploring cinema franchises including Star Wars, Marvel and Disney

Part 4: Audiences and ‘Using’ Film/Cinema


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Book Film & Audience Perspectives + Film & Representation Theories + Film & Textual Analysis together, in a single transaction, and pay just £50. (Admin fees apply for non-members).



FURTHER INFORMATION


Price: £20 / £18 Members


Tutor: Connor Winterton


Booking Information:


This 1 day course will run at Phoenix on Saturday 29 June 2024, 11.30am - 5pm.


You must be 18 or over to attend.


Cancellation Policy:


We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.


View our Learner Agreement.



ABOUT THE TUTOR


Dr Connor Winterton is subject area lead and lecturer in Media Studies at Loughborough College. Connor has a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies, has lectured at undergraduate level, and has taught numerous short courses at Phoenix. Connor also produces and hosts the pop culture podcast Connor-tations, available for free on Spotify, and is also a reviewer and interviewer for the online publication Borrowing Tape.




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Saturday 29 Jun 202411:30am Book Now

blur: To the End (TBC)

A new feature-length documentary depicting the extraordinary and emotional return of blur, captured across a year in which the band made a surprise return with their first record in 8 years.


A new feature-length documentary depicting the extraordinary and emotional return of blur, captured across a year in which the band made a surprise return with their first record in 8 years, the critically acclaimed #1 album ‘The Ballad of Darren’.


The film follows the unique relationship of four friends and band mates of over three decades - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree - as they come together to record 10 new songs ahead of their sold-out, first ever shows at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2023.


Featuring performances of their most iconic, much-loved songs, footage of the band in the studio and life on the road, this film is a moment in time with this most enduring of English bands who have been at the heart of British cultural life and influence for over three decades.

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Friday 19 Jul 20248:00pm Book Now
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Wednesday 24 Jul 20248:00pm Book Now

Film & Representation Theories (18+)

Join tutor Dr Connor Winterton for this one-day course exploring theories of representation in film, including feminism and female objectification, race, sexuality and identity.


Representations in film hold profound significance and offer insights into broader historical, social and cultural dynamics.


The second instalment in our series of film theory courses explores theories of representation, including feminism and female objectification, race, sexuality and identity.


The course is split into four part, each exploring different representation theories:

 

Part 1: Theories of stereotyping in cinema

Part 2: Feminist theories and female objectification in cinema

Part 3: Theories of race and representation

Part 4: Theories of identity, including queer theories


SPECIAL OFFER:

SPECIAL OFFER:

Book Film & Audience Perspectives + Film & Representation Theories + Film & Textual Analysis together, in a single transaction, and pay just £50. (Admin fees apply for non-members).



FURTHER INFORMATION


Price: £20 / £18 Members


Tutor: Connor Winterton


Booking Information:


This 1 day course will run at Phoenix on Saturday 27 July 2024, 11.30am - 5pm.


You must be 18 or over to attend.


Cancellation Policy:


We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.


View our Learner Agreement.



ABOUT THE TUTOR


Dr Connor Winterton is subject area lead and lecturer in Media Studies at Loughborough College. Connor has a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies, has lectured at undergraduate level, and has taught numerous short courses at Phoenix. Connor also produces and hosts the pop culture podcast Connor-tations, available for free on Spotify, and is also a reviewer and interviewer for the online publication Borrowing Tape.


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Saturday 27 Jul 202411:30am Book Now

Phoenix Film Camp (9 - 12)

Develop your talent, learn new skills and make two short films in a week at one of our exciting 5-day summer camps for young filmmakers.


Develop your talent, learn new skills and make two short films in a week at one of our exciting 5-day summer camps for young filmmakers. You’ll be given a line of dialogue, a prop and a character action in the morning, then you’ll have two days to write and produce your film. After that, you’ll swap roles and go for it again. So everyone will get the chance to experience a range of roles as you race against time to make not one, but two film masterpieces in a week!


The films will then be edited by the Film Camp tutor ready for their ‘premiere’ screening here at Phoenix in the autumn.


Designed with different learning styles in mind, Film Camp covers all the key elements of filmmaking and production, including scriptwriting, shooting, direction and editing.


All equipment and training will be provided by our expert tutor Keith Allott.


Lunch is not provided, please bring your own or make use of the Phoenix Café Bar.  


FURTHER INFORMATION


Price: £175


Tutor: Keith Allott


Booking Information:


This 5-day course will run 9.30am – 3.30pm, from Monday 29 July – Friday 2 Aug 2024.


Suitable for ages 9-12.


Cancellation Policy:

We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.

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Monday 29 Jul 20249:30am Book Now

Phoenix Film Camp (13 - 16)

Develop your talent, learn new skills and make two short films in a week at our exciting 5-day summer camps for young filmmakers.


Develop your talent, learn new skills and make two short films in a week at our exciting 5-day summer camps for young filmmakers. You’ll be given a line of dialogue, a prop and a character action in the morning, then you’ll have two days to write and produce your film. After that, you’ll swap roles and go for it again. So everyone will get the chance to experience a range of roles as you race against time to make not one, but two film masterpieces in a week!


The films will then be edited by the Film Camp tutor ready for their ‘premiere’ screening here at Phoenix in the autumn.


Designed with different learning styles in mind, Film Camp covers all the key elements of filmmaking and production, including scriptwriting, shooting, direction and editing.


All equipment and training will be provided by our expert tutor Keith Allott.


Lunch is not provided, please bring your own or make use of the Phoenix Café Bar.  


FURTHER INFORMATION


Price: £175


Tutor: Keith Allott


Booking Information:


This 5-day course will run 9.30am – 3.30pm, from Monday 5 – Friday 9 August 2024.


Suitable for ages 13-16.


Cancellation Policy:


We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.


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Monday 5 Aug 20249:30am Book Now (Sold Out)

Phoenix Film Camp (17 - 21)

Develop your talent, learn new skills and make two short films in a week at our exciting 5-day summer camps for young filmmakers.


Develop your talent, learn new skills and make two short films in a week at our exciting 5-day summer camps for young filmmakers. You’ll be given a line of dialogue, a prop and a character action in the morning, then you’ll have two days to write and produce your film. After that, you’ll swap roles and go for it again. So everyone will get the chance to experience a range of roles as you race against time to make not one, but two film masterpieces in a week!


The films will then be edited by the Film Camp tutor ready for their ‘premiere’ screening here at Phoenix in the autumn.


Designed with different learning styles in mind, Film Camp covers all the key elements of filmmaking and production, including scriptwriting, shooting, direction and editing.


All equipment and training will be provided by our expert tutor, Keith Allott.


Lunch is not provided, please bring your own or make use of the Phoenix Café Bar.  


FURTHER INFORMATION


Price: £175


Tutor: Keith Allott


Booking Information:

This 5-day course will run 9.30am – 3.30pm, from Monday 12 – Friday 16 August 2024.


Suitable for ages 17-21.


Cancellation Policy:

We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.

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Monday 12 Aug 20249:30am Book Now

Film & Textual Analysis (18+)

In the concluding part of our film theory series we dive into the subject of film form, and learn how to decode and analyse meanings and messages in cinema. Guided by your tutor you’ll develop the tools and techniques to look beneath the surface and unlock a deeper appreciation for the textual craftsmanship in filmmaking.


In the concluding part of our film theory series we dive into the subject of film form, and learn how to decode and analyse meanings and messages in cinema. Guided by your tutor you’ll develop the tools and techniques to look beneath the surface and unlock a deeper appreciation for the textual craftsmanship in filmmaking.


Part 1: Film Form Elements – ‘meanings’ and ‘messages’ in cinema

Part 2: Introduction to Semiotics

Part 3: Applying Semiotics

Part 4: Structuralism and Post-Structuralism (including narrative theory)

Part 5: Applying Structuralism and Post-Structuralism (including narrative theory)

Part 6: Analysis of Film Extract


SPECIAL OFFER:

SPECIAL OFFER:

Book Film & Audience Perspectives + Film & Representation Theories + Film & Textual Analysis together, in a single transaction, and pay just £50. (Admin fees apply for non-members).



FURTHER INFORMATION


Price: £20 / £18 Members


Tutor: Connor Winterton


Booking Information:


This 1 day course will run at Phoenix on Saturday 17 August 2024, 11.30am - 5pm.


You must be 18 or over to attend.


Cancellation Policy:


We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.


View our Learner Agreement.



ABOUT THE TUTOR


Dr Connor Winterton is subject area lead and lecturer in Media Studies at Loughborough College. Connor has a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies, has lectured at undergraduate level, and has taught numerous short courses at Phoenix. Connor also produces and hosts the pop culture podcast Connor-tations, available for free on Spotify, and is also a reviewer and interviewer for the online publication Borrowing Tape.




Buy Tickets

Saturday 17 Aug 202411:30am Book Now