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Talking Pictures Summer (Monday) (18+)

Share your love of film with this 10-week course of tutor-led group discussions. The price includes a cup of tea/filter coffee and a ticket to the weekday daytime screening of your choice.

Join like-minded film enthusiasts for this 10-week course of tutor-led group discussions that put the cinema week into focus and help you get more from your cinema experience. Tutor Kenton Hall will share film clips and talk about forthcoming movies and film industry news.


Included in the price of the course is a cup of tea/filter coffee and a ticket to the weekday daytime screening of your choice, to be used in the same week as your session.


If you have access requirements please book via Box Office so we can ensure that your specific needs can be accommodated.


PLEASE NOTE: The course will run from 10.30am – 12pm, though Phoenix does not open to the general public until 11am. Your drinks which are included in the course fee will be available from the bar.


FURTHER INFORMATION


Price: £95 / £85 conc / £80 Members


Tutor: Kenton Hall


Booking Information:


This 10-week course will run at Phoenix on Mondays, 10.30am – 12pm, from 22 July – 30 Sep 2024.


The course will not run on 26 August due to the bank holiday.


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 In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.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


Kenton Hall is an award-winning Canadian writer, director, musician, and teacher, with numerous short and feature film credits to his name – both behind and in front of the camera. Kenton also teaches a BTEC in Creative Media Production through Leicester College and The Art of Screenwriting here at Phoenix. He has played a variety of roles on stage and screen, from Les Miserables and Muppets Most Wanted to 4th Floor of Singapore and Father to Fall. He most recently wrote, directed, and co-starred in the feature film A Dozen Summers, published the comic memoir Bisection, about living and parenting with bipolar disorder, and co-wrote the Audible Drama Getting Better, starring Rhod Gilbert, Kathryn Drysdale, and Mark Gatiss.


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Monday 22 Jul 202410:30am Book Now

Inside Out 2 (U)

Nearly a decade on since Inside Out, Riley is back. Now a confused and frustrated teenager, her Mind Headquarters undergoes a sudden demolition to make room for something unexpected – new emotions!


"★★★★ – Move over Bambi, there is a new weepy cartoon in town" – Sunday Times


"★★★★ – Overflowing with imagination and brilliance" – Flickering Myth


★★★★ – Empire


★★★★ – Telegraph


Nearly a decade on since Inside Out, Riley is back. Now a confused and frustrated teenager, her Mind Headquarters undergoes a sudden demolition to make room for something unexpected – new emotions!


Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve been running a successful operation so far, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety (Maya Hawke) turns up. And she’s not alone.


**PLEASE NOTE: The 11.30am screening on Thu 25 Jul 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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Thursday 25 Jul 202412:00pm Book Now
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Twisters (12A)

Former storm-chaser Kate is drawn back to Oklahoma where she meets self-styled “tornado wrangler” Tyler Owens, but neither is prepared for the terrifying meteorological event that is about to hit the plains!


"★★★★★ – The best cinematic experience since Top Gun: Maverick" – Telegraph


★★★★ – Empire


★★★★ – Independent


★★★★ – Total Film


Hugely entertaining blockbuster fare, Twisters follows former storm-chaser Kate (Edgar-Jones) who is drawn back to Oklahoma where she meets self-styled “tornado wrangler” Tyler Owens (Powell) and sparks fly between the two.


But neither of them are prepared for what is about to hit the plains of the Sooner State, a terrifying new meteorological event that threatens thousands.


This is a real change of pace from Lee Isaac Chung’s last outing as director – the delicate Korean film Minari, but his eye for believable characters remains – here crafting an involving human drama amongst the monstrous swirling tornados.


**PLEASE NOTE: The 11.30am screening on Thu 1 Aug 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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Thursday 1 Aug 202411:30am Book Now (Cinema Bambino)

Heart of an Oak (U)

This poetic and beautiful documentary follows a year in the life of a majestic, 210-year-old oak tree and its many inhabitants, exploring the immensely rich universe thriving beneath its branches.


This poetic and beautiful documentary follows a year in the life of a majestic, 210-year-old oak tree and its many inhabitants, exploring the immensely rich universe thriving beneath its branches.


Featuring a unique cast including squirrels, birds, ants and mice, and packed with humour, joy and drama, this remarkable film offers a fascinating insight into the heart of a buzzing, vibrant, eco-system.


French with English subtitles


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Crossing (15)

★★★★ – Guardian. Lia, a retired teacher from Georgia, learns from her young neighbour, Achi, that her long-lost transgender niece, Tekla, has crossed the border into Turkey.


"★★★★ – A thoroughly intelligent, emotionally engaging and robustly performed movie" – Guardian


Lia, a retired teacher from Georgia, learns from her young neighbour, Achi, that her long-lost transgender niece, Tekla, has crossed the border into Turkey.


In search of Tekla, Lia travels to Istanbul with the unpredictable Achi, where they explore the hidden depths of the city.


There she meets Evrim, a lawyer fighting for trans rights, and Tekla starts to feel closer than ever...


Georgian, Turkish, English with English subtitles


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Monday 22 Jul 20241:30pm Book Now
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Wednesday 24 Jul 202411:30am Book Now (Midweek matinee)
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Bye Bye Tiberias (PG)

★★★★ – Little White Lies. Set in the past and the present, Bye Bye Tiberias is the story of four generations of Palestinians, a group of daring women determined to keep their story and legacy alive.


★★★★ – Little White Lies


★★★★ – Guardian


Leaving her village to follow her dream of becoming an actress, Hiam Abbass also left behind her mother, grandmother and seven sisters.


Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina returns with her to journey through the vanished places among the scattered memories of four generations of Palestinians.


Set between past and present, Bye Bye Tiberias pieces together images of today, family footage from the nineties and historical archives to portray a group of daring women who keep their story and legacy alive through exile, dispossession and heartbreak.


In French and Arabic with English subtitles


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Monday 22 Jul 20243:15pm Book Now
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Fly Me to the Moon (12A)

Set during the 1960s Space Race, sparks fly between the NASA director and the marketing specialist brought in to stage a “back-up” fake moon landing!


Set during the 1960s Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union, sparks fly between the NASA director in charge of the Apollo 11 launch and the marketing specialist brought in to fix NASA's public image and stage a “back-up” fake moon landing!


A delightful romantic comedy boosted by the star-wattage and comedic-talent of leads Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson, it's perfect summer entertainment.

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Monday 22 Jul 20244:00pm Book Now
Tuesday 23 Jul 20242:30pm Book Now
Wednesday 24 Jul 202411:45am Book Now (Midweek matinee)
Wednesday 24 Jul 20245:15pm Book Now (Descriptive Subtitles)
Thursday 25 Jul 20242:00pm Book Now

Longlegs (15)

★★★★★ – Bloody Disgusting. In pursuit of a serial killer, an FBI agent uncovers a series of occult clues that she must solve to end his terrifying killing spree.


"★★★★★ – gets under your skin and stays there" – Bloody Disgusting


"★★★★★ – A skin-crawling chiller with the most terrifying performance of Nicolas Cage’s career" – Telegraph


"★★★★★ – You are not ready for the unforgettable and chilling experience that is Longlegs" – Digital Spy


"★★★★ – nasty, precise, and unexpected" – Independent


★★★★ – The Times


FBI Agent Lee Harker is assigned to investigate a series of murders attributed to the satanic killer known as Longlegs. As each murder leaves more traces of the occult, Harker must solve the disturbing clues to end the terrifying killing spree.


Hailed as the best horror film in recent years, Longlegs is a terrific serial killer thriller that burrows under your skin and stays with you long after the credits have rolled.

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Monday 22 Jul 20245:15pm Book Now (Descriptive Subtitles)
Monday 22 Jul 20247:45pm Book Now
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Thursday 25 Jul 20248:00pm Book Now

Pressure + Panel Discussion (15)

Arriving in a brand-new 4K restoration from the BFI National Archive, Horace Ové’s ground-breaking film follows a Black family in west London.


"★★★★★ – pioneering story of living with British racism retains its power" – Guardian


"hailed as the very first black British feature film" – Far Out Magazine


Arriving in a brand-new 4K restoration from the BFI National Archive, Horace Ové’s ground-breaking film follows a Black family in west London.


The parents came from Trinidad as part of the Windrush generation with their first son, now part of the Black Power Movement, while their younger British-born son Tony (Herbert Norville), tries to find his place between the two cultures, drifting away from school friends and towards Black Power politics.


Presented in partnership with Dare to Diva, the film will be followed by a panel discussion with founder of Literati Arts Leicester Ty'rone Haughton and Dr. Iris Lightfoote, CEO of The Race Equality Centre Leicester/Leicestershire, hosted by Carol Leeming MBE FRSA.


Panel profiles:


Dr. Iris Lightfoote

CEO The Race Equality Centre Leicester/Leicestershire.

In 2022 won both East Midlands Awards: Outstanding B.A.M.E. Female Leader of the Year & Inspirational Female Leader of the Year.

 

Ty'rone Haughton

Jamaican Born, Founder & Artistic Director of Literati Arts Leicester & Published Poet Hoods (Verve) Performer & Workshop Leader.

 

Chair: Carol Leeming MBE FRSA

Founder & Artistic Director Dare to Diva Co. Interdisciplinary Artist, Public Speaker, Associate Curator Africa Diaspora Phoenix Cinema & Arts Centre Leicester

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Monday 22 Jul 20247:00pm Book Now

In a Violent Nature (18)

★★★★ – Guardian. This fascinating new Canadian horror film has made waves across the pond - with the majority of events taking place from the killer’s perspective.


"★★★★ – a fascinatingly different slasher movie in which danger strikes amid the beauty of the great outdoors" – Guardian


This fascinating new Canadian horror film has made waves across the pond, courting controversy as the first "ambient slasher" ever made, with the majority of events taking place from the killer’s perspective.


When a group of friends steal a locket that they find on the remains of a fire tower, it awakens Johnny - a vengeful corpse who wants the locket back and will do gruesome things to get it…

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Monday 22 Jul 20248:15pm Book Now
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Thursday 25 Jul 20247:30pm Book Now

Talking Pictures Summer (Tuesdays) (18+)

Share your love of film with this 10-week course of tutor-led group discussions. The price includes a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to the weekday daytime screening of your choice.

Join like-minded film enthusiasts for this 10-week course of tutor-led group discussions that put the cinema week into focus and help you get more from your cinema experience. Tutor Kenton Hall will share film clips and talk about forthcoming movies and film industry news.


Included in the price of the course is a cup of tea/coffee and a ticket to the weekday daytime screening of your choice, to be used in the same week as your session.


If you have access requirements please book via Box Office so we can ensure that your specific needs can be accommodated.


PLEASE NOTE: The course will run from 10.30am – 12pm, though Phoenix does not open to the general public until 11am. Your drinks which are included in the course fee will be available from the bar.


FURTHER INFORMATION


Price: £95 / £85 conc / £80 Members


Tutor: Kenton Hall


Booking Information:


This 10-week course will run at Phoenix on Tuesdays, 10.30am – 12pm, from 23 July – 1 October 2024.


The session will not run on Tuesday 27 August due to the bank holiday.


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


Kenton Hall is an award-winning Canadian writer, director, musician, and teacher, with numerous short and feature film credits to his name – both behind and in front of the camera. Kenton also teaches a BTEC in Creative Media Production through Leicester College and The Art of Screenwriting here at Phoenix. He has played a variety of roles on stage and screen, from Les Miserables and Muppets Most Wanted to 4th Floor of Singapore and Father to Fall. He most recently wrote, directed, and co-starred in the feature film A Dozen Summers, published the comic memoir Bisection, about living and parenting with bipolar disorder, and co-wrote the Audible Drama Getting Better, starring Rhod Gilbert, Kathryn Drysdale, and Mark Gatiss.


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Tuesday 23 Jul 202410:30am Book Now

12 Angry Men (U)

★★★★★ – Empire. In a sweltering New York Courthouse, a 12 man jury are instructed to return a unanimous decision of guilty or not guilty in the trial of a young man accused of murder.


★★★★★ – Time Out


★★★★★ – Empire


In a New York County Courthouse, a 12 man jury are instructed to return a unanimous decision of guilty or not guilty in the trial of a young man accused of murder.


Confined to one room for their deliberations, after an initial ballot Juror 8 (Fonda) is the only one to vote not-guilty. As the heat and tempers rise, Juror 8 tries to persuade the men there is reasonable doubt of the boy’s guilt, and each juror must confront their own morals and prejudices.


Screening as part of Sidney Lumet Centenary, a season of films by one of the most prominent directors of the New Hollywood movement to mark 100 years since his birth.

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Tuesday 23 Jul 20246:00pm Book Now

blur: To the End (15)

★★★★★ – HeyUGuys. 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.


"★★★★★ – An honest, funny and disarmingly intimate glimpse into one of the greatest British bands of all time" – HeyUGuys


"★★★★★ – Britpop legends prove love and friendship outlasts all" – NME


★★★★ – Radio Times


★★★★ – Time Out


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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Wednesday 24 Jul 20248:00pm Book Now

Despicable Me 4 (U)

Everyone’s favourite supervillain-turned-agent is back for a bold new era of Minions mayhem. Gru and the family welcome a new member to the family, aptly called Gru. Jr, who’s intent on tormenting his dad!


"★★★★ – pure E numbers – 90 minutes of mad animals, disco music, violence and belching" – Telegraph


Everyone’s favourite supervillain-turned-agent is back for a bold new era of Minions mayhem!


Gru and the family welcome a new member to the family, aptly called Gru. Jr, who’s intent on tormenting his dad.


If being a new parent wasn’t enough to contend with, Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal (Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Sofia Vergara) who seem hell-bent on seeking revenge against him.


**PLEASE NOTE: The 11.30am screening on Thu 8 Aug 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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Thursday 8 Aug 202411:30am Book Now (Cinema Bambino)
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Hundreds of Beavers (12A)

Back by popular demand! The cinematic event of the summer, this hilarious new film follows a drunken applejack salesman as he takes on an army of diabolical beavers – hundreds of them – in a fight for survival.


"★★★★ – an immaculately constructed, gloriously bizarre, wholly unique tribute to that basest of comedy pleasures" – Little White Lies


★★★★ – Empire


★★★★ – Guardian


Back by popular demand! The cinematic event of the summer (according to our Cinema Programmer), Hundreds of Beavers is a freewheeling, slapstick feast following a drunken applejack salesman as he takes on an army of diabolical beavers – hundreds of them – in a fight for survival.


Winning multiple awards on the festival circuit where it has delighted audiences with its homages to silent comedies and classic Looney Tunes style action, don’t miss this joyful, anarchic and hilarious film.

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Friday 26 Jul 20241:00pm Book Now
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Thelma (12A)

★★★★ – Guardian. Inspired by the director's grandmother, June Squibb stars as Thelma - a feisty 93-year-old who sets out to reclaim what is hers after being conned by a phone scammer.


★★★★ – Guardian


After getting a call from someone she thinks is her grandson, 93-year-old Thelma sends $10,000 to a local address. Realising she has been scammed, Thelma decides to get her money back - setting out on a journey across the city of Los Angeles with her freind Ben in his fancy 2-person mobility scooter...


Inspired by the director's grandmother, June Squibb is fanatstic as the feisty Thelma, with the icon Richard Roundtree providing fine support as Ben in his final performance.

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Friday 26 Jul 20244:15pm Book Now
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Thursday 1 Aug 20243:00pm Book Now
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Orlando, My Political Biography (12A)

★★★★★ – Eye for Film. From acclaimed writer and activist Paul B. Preciado, comes a bold and joyous celebration of trans, told through the lens of Virginia Woolf's iconic novel.


"★★★★★ – Capturing the experience of living in a world where one’s gender doesn’t fit better than almost any other film to date" – Eye for Film


"★★★★ – channels Virginia Woolf" – Financial Times


★★★★ – Little White Lies


From acclaimed writer and activist Paul B. Preciado, comes a bold and joyous celebration of trans, told through the lens of Virginia Woolf's iconic novel.


Woolf's Orlando follows the centuries-spanning life of a young nobleman who awakens to find that they are a woman.


Told through a myriad trans and non-binary voices living today - our new 'Orlandos' - this documentary offers a dazzling example of how life, poetry and gender can meet in search for truth.


French with English subtitles

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Friday 26 Jul 20245:00pm Book Now
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About Dry Grasses (15)

★★★★★ – Telegraph. Longing to escape the isolation of his quiet Anatolian village, disenchanted art teacher Samet wrestles with his feelings of unfulfilled potential.


"★★★★★ – startlingly beautiful window into an art teacher’s life" – Telegraph


"★★★★★ – A wonderful wintry meditation on male fragility" – CineVue


★★★★ – Eye for Film


★★★★ – Time Out


★★★★ – Guardian


From master filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) comes a daring tale of betrayal, accusations and desire.


Longing to escape the isolation of his quiet Anatolian village, disenchanted art teacher Samet wrestles with his feelings of unfulfilled potential.


While battling accusations of inappropriate behaviour at his school, he unexpectedly strikes up a friendship with Nuray, a charismatic fellow teacher, which offers a welcome distraction. But when her affection moves to Samet's more affable colleague, he becomes jealous and begins to compete for her attention.


Turkish with English subtitles

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Friday 26 Jul 20246:45pm Book Now
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Escape From New York (15)

★★★★★ – Time Out. Now restored in 4K, Carpenter’s grungy sci-fi actioner is set in a dystopian 1997, where Manhattan island has been walled off to create a huge maximum security prison.


"★★★★★ – proudly wears its affection for crusty Sergio Leone archetypes and countdown-clock suspense sequences" – Time Out


"★★★★ – entertainment of the highest order" – Empire


★★★★ – Guardian


Now restored in 4K, Carpenter’s grungy sci-fi actioner is set in a dystopian 1997, where Manhattan island has been walled off to create a huge maximum security prison.


When Air Force One is hijacked and the President’s escape pod lands in Manhattan, enter Snake Pliskin - a former special forces soldier turned convicted bank robber who is tasked with rescuing the Leader of the Free World in return for a pardon.


Injected with micro-explosives timed to go off after 22 hours if he doesn’t return with the President, Snake enters the hell of old New York.

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Friday 26 Jul 202410:00pm Book Now

Bottomless Brunch

NEW! We’re launching bottomless brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Relax with friends and family and enjoy a delicious brunch freshly prepared by our team of talented chefs, with a choice of drinks. Cheers!


NEW! We’re launching bottomless brunch in The Nest on Saturdays and Sundays. Relax with friends and family and enjoy a delicious brunch freshly prepared by our team of talented chefs, with a choice of drinks – including cocktails, mocktails, prosecco, beers, and ciders.


View the Bottomless Brunch menu



Bottomless Brunch T&Cs

– Sittings are for 1.5hrs from the start of your booked timeslot.

– Bottomless drinks apply for your booked sitting.

– One drink per person at a time, replenished once previous drink is finished

– Food and drink options specified on the Bottomless Brunch menu. Upgrades available at an additional charge.

– Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.


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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 parts, 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

Murder on the Orient Express (PG)

Albert Finney is on superb form as the moustachioed Belgian detective, on board the famous Orient Express which is forced to stop after a murder is committed.


Albert Finney is on superb form as the moustachioed Belgian detective, on board the famous Orient Express when it unexpectedly stops. Following a commotion in the cabin next to Poirot’s, the occupant is soon found stabbed to death.


Surrounded by snow drifts and with paranoia running rife among the passengers, Poirot only has a matter of hours to find the murderer.


Screening as part of Sidney Lumet Centenary, a season of films by one of the most prominent directors of the New Hollywood movement to mark 100 years since his birth.

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Sunday 28 Jul 20242:15pm Book Now
Wednesday 31 Jul 202411:30am Book Now (Midweek matinee)
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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

Younger (TBC)

This new documentary follows a group of female athletes in their 60s, 70s and 80s over the course of a year as they prepare to compete in master competitions – athletics contests for older people.


In a quiet arena, far removed from big money, celebrity status and drug scandals, lies the true value of sport.


This new documentary follows a group of female athletes in their 60s, 70s and 80s over the course of a year as they prepare to compete in master competitions – athletics contests for older people.


Each of the women has different reasons for competing, but their energy, fulfilment and joyful determination offers a powerful antidote to lazy stereotypes around ageing.


The film will be preceded by the short film Older: A portrait of photographer and activist, Alex Rotas.

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Monday 29 Jul 20245:00pm Book Now
Tuesday 30 Jul 20241:30pm Book Now
Tuesday 30 Jul 20246:00pm Book Now
Wednesday 31 Jul 202411:30am Book Now (Midweek matinee)
Wednesday 31 Jul 20245:15pm Book Now
Thursday 1 Aug 20245:15pm Book Now

Present Laughter (12A)

The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (All of us Strangers, Fleabag) returns to the big screen.


The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (All of us Strangers, Fleabag) returns to the big screen.


As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.


Filmed live from The Old Vic in London during a sold out run in 2019, Matthew Warchus (Matilda: The Musical) directs this giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.


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Monday 29 Jul 20247:00pm Book Now (Descriptive subtitles)
Sunday 4 Aug 20243:00pm Book Now
Sunday 18 Aug 20243:00pm Book Now

Wild Water (PG)

What drives somebody to swim in a freezing reservoir, and what do they find on the other side? This new documentary follows people who use the restorative powers of cold water to reconnect with their mental health, identity, nature and each other.


We are very pleased to welcome director Ben Davis to Phoenix for a Q&A after the evening screening on Thu 8 Aug.


From the makers of the award-winning film Northern Disco Lights comes a new feature documentary, diving into the cold water swimming community at England’s highest beach – Yorkshire’s Gaddings Dam.


What drives somebody to swim in a freezing reservoir, and what do they find on the other side? Wild Water tracks the landscape and people as they use the restorative powers of cold water to reconnect with their mental health, identity, nature and each other.


Screenings will be preceded by the short film Tonic of the Sea.


These are Pay What You Can screenings more info below.

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Thursday 1 Aug 20245:45pm Book Now
Thursday 8 Aug 20247:00pm Book Now

Giselle (TBC)

Giselle, a young and innocent peasant girl falls in love with Albrecht, a Duke who hides his royal identity from her. When Giselle discovers she has been deceived, she is driven to madness.


Giselle, a young and innocent peasant girl falls in love with Albrecht, a Duke who hides his royal identity from her. When Giselle discovers she has been deceived, she is driven to madness.


With English subtitles.


Global Stage on Screen is a new season bringing 10 selected stage works from Asia to cinemas in the UK. The programme includes classics well-known to western audiences presented with an Eastern interpretation, alongside original stories drawn from the rich and vibrant Chinese artistic culture.

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Thursday 1 Aug 20247:30pm Book Now

My Neighbour Totoro (U)

★★★★★ – Guardian. Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki’s third animation feature is a heart-warming classic for all to enjoy.


“★★★★★ – It's a captivating world you won't want to come home from” – Guardian


★★★★★ – Empire


Hayao Miyazaki brings this delightfully whimsical tale to life with graceful, and iconic, animation that everyone loves no matter the age.


When Satsuki finds that her little sister, Mei is missing, she seeks help from the magical spirits – Totoros – inhabiting the forest.


Released over three decades ago, My Neighbour Totoro is a timeless classic that is heart-warming, simple yet eloquent and a perfect snapshot of childhood wonderment.


All screening are DUBBED except the below shows which are Japanese with English subtitles:


 - Sun 4 Aug, 5.15pm

 - Mon 5 Aug, 5pm

 - Thu 8 Aug, 5.15pm


**Please note - the 11.30am screening on Sat 3 Aug is a Relaxed Environment screening with reduced sound levels, partially raised lighting and freedom to move around and use sensory aids. For more information CLICK HERE.

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Friday 2 Aug 202412:15pm Book Now
Friday 2 Aug 20242:45pm Book Now
Saturday 3 Aug 202411:30am Book Now (Relaxed Environment)
Saturday 3 Aug 20242:45pm Book Now
Sunday 4 Aug 202412:00pm Book Now
Sunday 4 Aug 20245:15pm Book Now
Monday 5 Aug 202411:45am Book Now
Monday 5 Aug 20245:00pm Book Now
Tuesday 6 Aug 202411:30am Book Now
Tuesday 6 Aug 20241:45pm Book Now
Wednesday 7 Aug 202412:15pm Book Now
Wednesday 7 Aug 20242:45pm Book Now
Thursday 8 Aug 20242:00pm Book Now
Thursday 8 Aug 20245:15pm Book Now

I Saw the TV Glow (15)

From the director of the acclaimed We're All Going to the World's Fair, this sublime new psychological thriller picked up the audience award at the South by Southwest Film Festival.


"★★★★★ – a beautifully terrifying, one-of-a-kind dread-infused experience of both personal and universal fears" – Flickering Myth


"★★★★ – A layered and authentic portrait of identity and dysphoria, wrapped in ’90s nostalgia and surreal imagery" – Bloody Disgusting


"About to become Gen-Z's favourite cult movie" – Rolling Stone


"A powerful and deeply resonating trans allegory" – Out Magazine


★★★★ – Guardian


From the director of the acclaimed We're All Going to the World's Fair, this sublime new psychological thriller picked up the audience award at the South by Southwest Film Festival.


Justice Smith stars as Owen, a troubled 7th grader who bonds with 9th grader Maddy over their shared love of late-night cult TV show The Pink Opaque, before Maddy suddenly vanishes.


Years later Maddy reappears, forcing the two friends to question their reality, their identities, and their shared connection to The Pink Opaque.

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Friday 2 Aug 20245:30pm Book Now
Friday 2 Aug 20248:15pm Book Now
Saturday 3 Aug 202412:15pm Book Now
Saturday 3 Aug 20245:30pm Book Now
Saturday 3 Aug 20248:00pm Book Now
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Sunday 4 Aug 20245:00pm Book Now
Sunday 4 Aug 20247:30pm Book Now
Monday 5 Aug 20245:15pm Book Now
Monday 5 Aug 20247:45pm Book Now
Tuesday 6 Aug 20246:00pm Book Now
Tuesday 6 Aug 20248:30pm Book Now
Wednesday 7 Aug 202411:30am Book Now (Midweek matinee)
Wednesday 7 Aug 20245:00pm Book Now
Wednesday 7 Aug 20248:15pm Book Now
Thursday 8 Aug 20245:45pm Book Now
Thursday 8 Aug 20247:30pm Book Now

Don't Look Now (15)

Screening as a tribute to the late Donald Sutherland, Roeg's iconic psychological thriller is adapted from a Daphne du Maurier short story and follows a couple grieving the loss of their daughter.


"★★★★★ – Poignant, beautiful and devastating" – Empire


"★★★★★ – an undeniably key work in British cinema" – BBC


"★★★★★ – genius" – The Times


Screening as a tribute to the late Donald Sutherland, Roeg's iconic psychological thriller is adapted from a Daphne du Maurier short story and follows a couple grieving the loss of their daughter.


In Venice where the husband is working on restoring a church, the couple encounter two elderly sisters - one of whom is a psychic and brings a warning from the beyond...

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Friday 2 Aug 20247:45pm Book Now
Saturday 3 Aug 20248:15pm Book Now
Sunday 4 Aug 20246:30pm Book Now
Monday 5 Aug 20247:15pm 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 (Closed)

The Verdict (15)

★★★★ – Guardian. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Newman, The Verdict is a gripping legal thriller.


★★★★ – Guardian


Once a promising attorney, Frank Galvin (Newman) is now an alcoholic ambulance chaser.


When his former partner throws him a bone - a seemingly open and shut case of medical malpractice - Galvin sees a shot at professional and personal redemption by taking it to trial rather than settling out of court.


Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Newman, The Verdict is a gripping legal thriller.


Screening as part of Sidney Lumet Centenary, a season of films by one of the most prominent directors of the New Hollywood movement to mark 100 years since his birth.

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Wednesday 7 Aug 20247:30pm Book Now
Sunday 11 Aug 20242:00pm Book Now
Saturday 17 Aug 20245:15pm Book Now

Kneecap (18)

Join us for an exclusive preview on Sat 10 Aug, two weeks before the film is released in the UK! An exhilarating origin story for the real-life band, following two drug dealers and a schoolteacher who form a hip-hop group in West Belfast in 2019.


Catch the riotous, unruly and very very funny KNEECAP before anybody else at our exclusive preview screening - two weeks before the film is released in the UK!


An exhilarating origin story for the real-life band, Kneecap follows two working class drug dealers and a schoolteacher who form a hip-hop group in West Belfast in 2019.


Rapping mainly in Irish Gaelic about sex, drugs and rebelling against authority, their proud republican ethos soon riles up Irish radio and unionist groups, but the group also find themselves the unlikely figureheads of a campaign to save the Irish language.


Riotous, unruly and very funny, the band members star as themselves with a superb supporting cast of Irish talent including Michael Fassbender, Josie Walker and Simone Kirby.

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Saturday 10 Aug 20248:00pm Book Now

The Queen of my Dreams (TBC)

Join us for an exclusive preview on Sun 11 Aug, a month before the film is released in the UK! Azra (Amrit Kaur) flies back to her ancestral home in Pakistan to be reunited with her grieving mother Mariam (Nimra Bucha), with whom she has a strained relationship.


We're delighted to partner with An Indian Summer for this exclusive preview of Fawzia Mirza’s new film, a month before its UK release!


We're offering two food and ticket combo offers for The Queen of My Dreams, choose from:

 - Film Ticket + Vegan or Vegetarian Samosa Chaat for £12

 - Film Ticket + Potato & Chickpea Curry for £15


Then join us in our Café Bar for a relaxed lunch before the film, just be sure to arrive in time to enjoy your food and the Motown / Botown '60s playlist!


Azra (Amrit Kaur) flies back to her ancestral home in Pakistan to be reunited with her grieving mother Mariam (Nimra Bucha), with whom she has a strained relationship.


Struggling to fit the image of the perfect daughter, Azra finds herself transported, through Bollywood-inspired flashbacks, to 1960s Karachi, sparking a connection between her mother’s wild youth and her own life in 90s Canada.


English and Urdu with English subtitles

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Sunday 11 Aug 20243:00pm Book Now

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

Shiji (TBC)

The National Ballet of China performs an interpretive ballet that represents modern China and its transformative years.


The National Ballet of China performs an interpretive ballet that represents modern China and its transformative years.


"When the toes of the feet touch the notes. When the mind mingles with space and time. When the breath is connected to the spirit. When the body and civilisation work together."


With English subtitles.


Global Stage on Screen is a new season bringing 10 selected stage works from Asia to cinemas in the UK. The programme includes classics well-known to western audiences presented with an Eastern interpretation, alongside original stories drawn from the rich and vibrant Chinese artistic culture.


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Wednesday 14 Aug 20247:00pm Book Now

Coraline (15th Anniversary) (PG)

★★★★★ – Empire. This August, celebrate the 15th anniversary of the acclaimed stop-motion epic that has enchanted fans across the globe since its release back in 2009.


"★★★★★ – one of the best children's films in years and Selick's finest" – Empire


"★★★★ – genuinely strange, creepy and arresting" – Telegraph


"★★★★ – Rich, ingenious and frighteningly close to home" – Total Film


★★★★ – Little White Lies


This August, celebrate the 15th anniversary of the acclaimed stop-motion epic that has enchanted fans across the globe since its release back in 2009. Combining the visionary imaginations of celebrated author Neil Gaiman (Sandman) and groundbreaking film studio LAIKA (Kubo and the Two Strings, ParaNorman, the upcoming Wildwood), Coraline is a wondrous and thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure for young and old alike.


A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life–only much better. But when this wondrously off–kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to save her family and get back home.

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Thursday 15 Aug 20247:00pm Book Now
Saturday 17 Aug 202412:00pm 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:

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.




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Saturday 17 Aug 202411:30am Book Now

Jean de Florette & Manon des Sources (PG)

A rare chance to catch Claude Berri’s two masterpieces on the big screen as we present a double bill of these beloved French dramas this August.


A rare chance to catch Claude Berri’s two masterpieces on the big screen as we present a double bill of these beloved French dramas this August.


Jean de Florette is set in rural Provence in the 1920s and follows local landowner César Soubeyran and his nephew Ugolin as they scheme to trick new farmer Jean out of his recently inherited property; we pick up the story with Manon des Sources, set 10 years later and following Jean’s daughter - living wild in the Provençal countryside and plotting against the Soubeyrans.


In French with English subtitles


2.30pm - Jean de Florette

4.35pm - 15 min break

4.50pm - Manon des Sources

6.45pm - Finish


*Please note these screenings have no adverts and will start promptly at the advertised time. Tickets for individual films will go on sale closer to the screening if available.




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Sunday 18 Aug 20242:30pm Book Now
Sunday 25 Aug 20242:30pm Book Now

Writing in Water (TBC)

An idealistic young man returns to Hong Kong to launch a "Happyology" programme but becomes disheartened with his business partner who is only interested in profit.


The story follows the extraordinary journey of He Shi. He comes back to Hong Kong after his studies in the UK to start the "Happyology" programme, hoping that he can introduce a richer spiritual fulfilment to the people's minds. However, he feels discouraged by his business partner Xiao Xiao and her boyfriend Wei, who have their mind set solely on profit.


He Shi comes across a mysterious little girl when he’s about to inherit an old beach house from his late mother. Together with the little girl, He Shi embarks on a spiritual journey which enables him to experience life on an unimaginable level.


With English subtitles.


Global Stage on Screen is a new season bringing 10 selected stage works from Asia to cinemas in the UK. The programme includes classics well-known to western audiences presented with an Eastern interpretation, alongside original stories drawn from the rich and vibrant Chinese artistic culture.




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Wednesday 21 Aug 20247:00pm Book Now

Dog Day Afternoon (15)

Neatly dove-tailing into our John Cazale season in September - this Oscar-winning film is based on a true story about a bank robbery gone haywire one hot August day in Brooklyn.


Neatly dove-tailing into our John Cazale season in September - this Oscar-winning film is based on a true story about a bank robbery gone haywire one hot August day in Brooklyn.


Sonny (Pacino) and his accomplice Sal (Cazale) plan to rob a bank in order to pay for Sonny’s lover to have sex reassignment surgery, but they arrive after the daily cash pick-up and soon find themselves in a stand-off with the FBI when they take the employees hostage.


Screening as part of Sidney Lumet Centenary, a season of films by one of the most prominent directors of the New Hollywood movement to mark 100 years since his birth.

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Wednesday 21 Aug 20247:45pm Book Now
Tuesday 27 Aug 20248:15pm Book Now
Saturday 31 Aug 20245:15pm 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 23 Aug 20246:15pm Book Now

Darkman (18)

10 years before his first Spider-Man film, Sam Rami was unable to secure the rights to Batman or The Shadow so set about creating his own hero in the shape of Peyton Westlake - a scientist who is brutally attacked and left for dead.


"★★★★ – Sam Raimi weaves a fantasy world of exaggerated mayhem for Leeson to leap about in" – BBC


Kids these days have no idea what a real superhero movie is.


10 years before his first Spider-Man film, Sam Rami was unable to secure the rights to Batman or The Shadow so set about creating his own hero in the shape of Peyton Westlake - a scientist who is brutally attacked and left for dead.


Developing super-human abilities after a procedure to cure him of his injuries fails, Westlake becomes increasingly psychotic and swears vengeance on those who destroyed his life.

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Friday 30 Aug 202410:00pm Book Now

Uncle Vanya (TBC)

An Eastern interpretation of Anton Chekhov's acclaimed play, following the conflict that arrises when an elderly professor and his glamorous, younger wife return to the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle.


An Eastern interpretation of Anton Chekhov's acclaimed play, following the conflict that arrises when an elderly professor and his glamorous, younger wife return to the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle.


Out of respect and admiration for his brother-inlaw, Professor Serebryakov, Vanya gave up his own personal happiness and, together with his niece Sonia, worked hard to run the estate and support the professor. When the professor returns with his beautiful new wife and announces his intent to sell the estate, Vanya and Sonia are forced to consider the choices they have made and the path their lives have taken.


With English subtitles.


Global Stage on Screen is a new season bringing 10 selected stage works from Asia to cinemas in the UK. The programme includes classics well-known to western audiences presented with an Eastern interpretation, alongside original stories drawn from the rich and vibrant Chinese artistic culture.


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Sunday 1 Sep 20243:30pm Book Now

More Acting for Film (18+)

Following numerous customer requests, Kenton Hall returns with another 6-week practical course focusing on the skills and techniques specific to film acting.


Following numerous customer requests, Kenton Hall returns with another 6-week practical course focusing on the skills and techniques specific to film acting.


You’ll explore a host of acting and performance styles, and also learn about working with directors, developing screen presence, getting an agent, auditioning, and more.


Those this course builds on the material covered in Introduction to Acting for Film (which took place earlier this year) it can be taken as a stand-alone course, and is suitable for all levels of acting experience.



FURTHER INFORMATION


Price: £80 / £70 conc / £65 Members


Tutor: Kenton Hall


Booking Information:


This 6-week course will run at Phoenix on Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm from  3 September – 8 October 2024.


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


Kenton Hall is an award-winning Canadian writer, director, musician, and teacher, with numerous short and feature film credits to his name – both behind and in front of the camera. Kenton also teaches a BTEC in Creative Media Production through Leicester College and The Art of Screenwriting here at Phoenix. He has played a variety of roles on stage and screen, from Les Miserables and Muppets Most Wanted to 4th Floor of Singapore and Father to Fall. He most recently wrote, directed, and co-starred in the feature film A Dozen Summers, published the comic memoir Bisection, about living and parenting with bipolar disorder, and co-wrote the Audible Drama Getting Better, starring Rhod Gilbert, Kathryn Drysdale, and Mark Gatiss.



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Tuesday 3 Sep 20247:00pm Book Now

The Marriage of Figaro (TBC)

It’s Figaro’s wedding, and you’re invited to join the Almaviva household for an uproarious day of revelation and scandal.


It’s Figaro’s wedding, and you’re invited to join the Almaviva household for an uproarious day of revelation and scandal.


Mozart’s comic opera is packed with plot twists, forbidden desires and unforgettable melodies, combining laugh-out-loud comedy with moments of breathtaking beauty.


Image credit: The Marriage of Figaro at The Royal Opera House 2015. Photo by Mark Douet

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Tuesday 10 Sep 20246:30pm Book Now
Sunday 15 Sep 20242:00pm Book Now

Prima Facie (15)

★★★★ – Telegraph. Jodie Comer’s (Killing Eve) Olivier and Tony Award-winning performance in Suzie Miller’s gripping one-woman play returns to cinemas.


★★★★– Telegraph


★★★★ – The Times


★★★★ – Guardian


★★★★ – WhatsOnStage


Jodie Comer’s (Killing Eve, The End We Start From) Olivier and Tony Award-winning performance in Suzie Miller’s gripping one-woman play returns to cinemas.


Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.


Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.


Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live in 2022 during a sold out run at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.

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Thursday 12 Sep 20247:00pm Book Now
Sunday 15 Sep 20243:00pm Book Now (Descriptive subtitles)
Thursday 19 Sep 20247:00pm Book Now
Sunday 22 Sep 20242:30pm Book Now

Under the Roofs of Shanghai (TBC)

A symphony of the ordinary life of the "little people" following a group of people sharing a house in Shanghai.


The unemployed university student, the woman who is forced to sell herself, the primary school teacher who can barely make ends meet, the old newspaper vendor whose son died in the war, all these people live under one "roof" in Shanghai, a symphony of the ordinary life of the "little people".


With English subtitles.


Global Stage on Screen is a new season bringing 10 selected stage works from Asia to cinemas in the UK. The programme includes classics well-known to western audiences presented with an Eastern interpretation, alongside original stories drawn from the rich and vibrant Chinese artistic culture.

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Tuesday 17 Sep 20247:00pm Book Now

Electra (TBC)

A familiar story to lovers of the stage, Sophocles' classic play is given a fascinating new interpretation by the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre.


A familiar story to lovers of the stage, Sophocles' classic play is given a fascinating new interpretation by the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre.


Agamemnon returned from Troy in triumph, but was murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her adulterer, Ecclesiastes. Fearing for the fate of her brother Orestes, her eldest daughter Electra secretly sent him to Chrysa in the region of Phocis. Eight years later, Electra is reunited with Orestes, who has returned to his homeland, and an epic of revenge is unleashed.


With English subtitles.


Global Stage on Screen is a new season bringing 10 selected stage works from Asia to cinemas in the UK. The programme includes classics well-known to western audiences presented with an Eastern interpretation, alongside original stories drawn from the rich and vibrant Chinese artistic culture.

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Sunday 22 Sep 20243:30pm Book Now

Edward Scissorhands: Matthew Bourne’s dance version of Tim Burton’s classic (12A)

Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands is based on the classic Tim Burton movie and features the hauntingly beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies.


"★★★★★ – visually arresting and ceaselessly inventive" – Metro


"★★★★★ – the perfect treat for all the family" – The Times


Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of audiences worldwide since its premiere in 2005.


Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, Bourne and his New Adventures Company return to this witty, bittersweet story of an incomplete boy left alone in a strange new world.


In a castle high on a hill lives Edward; a boy created by an eccentric inventor. When his creator dies he is left alone and unfinished with only scissors for hands until a kindly townswoman invites him to live with her suburban family. Can Edward find his place in the well-meaning community which struggles to see past his curious appearance to the innocence and gentleness within?

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Wednesday 25 Sep 20247:30pm Book Now
Sunday 29 Sep 20243:00pm Book Now

Leicester Jazz House Presents: The Binker Golding Quartet

We are delighted to be partnering with Leicester Jazz House for a series of concerts this autumn/winter, the first of which is from The Binker Golding Quartet.


“Composer and saxophonist Binker Golding is one of the most exciting musicians at the heart of the UK's jazz revolution” – EFG London Jazz Festival 2024


We are delighted to be partnering with Leicester Jazz House for a series of concerts this autumn/winter, the first of which is from The Binker Golding Quartet.


Whether it’s with his Americana-inspired jazz band, his duo Binker and Moses, or any other line-up, Binker Golding has a reputation of being one of London’s most hard-hitting jazz performers and is known for his lyrical compositions and tough tenor playing, with songs influenced by the traditions of jazz, blues, Americana and heartland rock.


His albums Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers and Dream like a Dogwood Wild Boy are records that not only showcase great jazz playing, but tell stories too. His third solo album – which features Philip Achille (harmonica), Billy Adamson (guitar), Daniel Casimir (bass), Jamie Murray (drums), Benet McLean (violin), Sarah Tandy (piano) and Artie Zaitz (Hammond organ) – is expected to be out in the near future.


Binker was the recipient of the 2020 Jazz FM award for best instrumentalist. He has also won numerous awards with his duo Binker and Moses, with drummer Moses Boyd, including a MOBO award in 2015 for their debut album.


Runtime includes a 30-minute interval (approx).

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Thursday 26 Sep 20248:00pm Book Now

Sacrifice (TBC)

Sacrifice is a classic Peking opera adapted from The Orphan of Zhao, the first Chinese opera to become known in Europe.


Paying tribute to Xiaodong Meng’s legendary last performance of Sacrifice in 1947, Peiyu Wang, the star of modern Peking Opera, staged this production on the same date and in the same place 71 years later.


Sacrifice is a classic Peking opera adapted from The Orphan of Zhao, the first Chinese opera to become known in Europe.The audience was all in awe in the theatre, and maybe you will be too!


With English subtitles.


Global Stage on Screen is a new season bringing 10 selected stage works from Asia to cinemas in the UK. The programme includes classics well-known to western audiences presented with an Eastern interpretation, alongside original stories drawn from the rich and vibrant Chinese artistic culture.


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Tuesday 8 Oct 20247:00pm Book Now

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (TBC)

Tumble down the rabbit hole in this ballet adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s famous family story.


Tumble down the rabbit hole in this ballet adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s famous family story.


Journey through Wonderland with Alice and encounter a host of curious characters in Christopher Wheeldon’s unique theatrical interpretation.


Image credit: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland © ROH Johan Persson 2011

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Tuesday 15 Oct 20247:15pm Book Now
Sunday 20 Oct 20242:00pm Book Now

Principle (TBC)

A school campus is thrown into chaos when a new principal establishes a host of new rules, causing fall-out with staff and students alike.


Soon after she starts her job, a new principal establishes a host of new rules, upsetting her staff and her students. Gossip swirls that the new principal and vice principal are at loggerheads, poisoning the atmosphere.


An accident involving a student leads to the popular vice principal's transfer. This angers the students, who demand that the authorities officially explain the circumstances and administer justice.


A campus crisis is about to explode. Exams are looming, yet a student movement is about to unfold. How should the principal, vice principal, teachers, school board, student council and students handle the crisis?


Will they accept the truth they strive to uncover?


With English subtitles.


Global Stage on Screen is a new season bringing 10 selected stage works from Asia to cinemas in the UK. The programme includes classics well-known to western audiences presented with an Eastern interpretation, alongside original stories drawn from the rich and vibrant Chinese artistic culture.

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Thursday 24 Oct 20247:30pm Book Now

Ambiguous (TBC)

Matthew Cheng's moving drama focuses on minute details, and the precarious boundary between love lost and found. Ambiguous won Best Original Script at the 30th Hong Kong Drama Awards and the 2023 Shanghai One Drama Awards.


Outside a kindergarten, a chance encounter over a mobile screenshot connects middle-aged Chan Chi Yung with Wang Xia, a housewife. Their ordinary lives continue while their children have fun together in the playground. They chat about this and that as waves of emotions surface.


Playwright Matthew Cheng focuses on minute details that challenge the precarious boundary between love lost and found. Ambiguous won Best Original Script at the 30th Hong Kong Drama Awards and the 2023 Shanghai One Drama Awards.


With English subtitles.


Global Stage on Screen is a new season bringing 10 selected stage works from Asia to cinemas in the UK. The programme includes classics well-known to western audiences presented with an Eastern interpretation, alongside original stories drawn from the rich and vibrant Chinese artistic culture.

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Sunday 3 Nov 20243:30pm Book Now (Closed)

The Diary of Song (TBC)

This production won both Best Original Script and Outstanding Production of the year at the 27th Hong Kong Drama Awards, and follows a group of bored soldiers in the barren hills of  Liang Mountain.


“Our entire generation is trapped by fate. We all share a troubled past...”


The story begins with Wu Song fighting a tiger in Jingyang Pass. After joining the heroes in Liang Mountain, he is crestfallen, recognising that life in the barren hills is monotonous and uninspiring. While leader Song Jiang bides his time waiting for the Emperor's pardon, Li Kui (aka "Black Tornado") rushes to the capital ready to kill.


Whether by coincidence or thanks to destiny, Wu Song now has a mission: leading the team to bring Li back to the fold. This screen version of The Diary of Song is taken from archival video of its 2017 premiere at the Hong Kong City Hall.


This production won both Best Original Script and Outstanding Production of the year at the 27th Hong Kong Drama Awards.


With English subtitles.


Global Stage on Screen is a new season bringing 10 selected stage works from Asia to cinemas in the UK. The programme includes classics well-known to western audiences presented with an Eastern interpretation, alongside original stories drawn from the rich and vibrant Chinese artistic culture.

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Tuesday 19 Nov 20247:00pm Book Now

Wolf Witch Giant Fairy (TBC)

Following the Olivier Award-winning run in 2021 (Best Family Show), this 'enchantingly staged' folk opera (The Stage) comes to cinemas for the first time.


Following the Olivier Award-winning run in 2021 (Best Family Show), this 'enchantingly staged' folk opera (The Stage) comes to cinemas for the first time.


Red Riding Hood is tasked with delivering bread to her Grandmother, deep in the heart of the fairy-tale forest. But en route, Red meets a cunning Wolf who tricks her into taking a different path.


Along the way, Red stumbles into a colourful cast of characters, including a scary witch, a talking cat and a rather persuasive Peddler.


Join our ragtag band of wild musicians as they guide all the family through this famous tale with new twists, turns, magic and song.


Image credit: Wolf Witch Giant Fairy, The Royal Opera and Little Bulb ©2023 Marc Brenner


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Sunday 24 Nov 20243:00pm Book Now

Cinderella (TBC)

This Christmas, be transported into an ethereal world where a sprinkling of fairy dust makes dreams come true.


This Christmas, be transported into an ethereal world where a sprinkling of fairy dust makes dreams come true.


This enchanting ballet by The Royal Ballet’s Founding Choreographer Frederick Ashton is a theatrical experience for all the family.


Image credit: Cinderella, The Royal Ballet ©2023 Tristram Kenton

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Tuesday 10 Dec 20247:15pm Book Now
Sunday 15 Dec 20242:00pm Book Now

The Nutcracker (12A)

Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family.


Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family.


Julia Trevelyan Oman’s period designs bring festive charm to Peter Wright’s beloved Royal Ballet production, as fairytale magic comes together with spectacular dancing in this unforgettable classic ballet.


Image credit: The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

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Sunday 22 Dec 20243:00pm Book Now
Tuesday 24 Dec 20243:00pm Book Now

The Tales of Hoffmann (TBC)

Four women: four curious love stories. Juan Diego Flórez leads a fantastic cast in Offenbach's dream-like opera.


Four women: four curious love stories. Juan Diego Flórez leads a fantastic cast in Offenbach's dream-like opera.


** Please note - this is an estimated start time - our box office will be in touch if it is amended.


Image credit: The Tales of Hoffmann ©Keith Saunders



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Wednesday 15 Jan 20256:45pm Book Now
Sunday 19 Jan 20252:00pm Book Now

Swan Lake (12A)

Classical ballet's most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness.


Classical ballet's most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness.


Bringing together Tchaikovsky’s sensational score with the incredible imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John Macfarlane, the Royal Ballet's sumptuous production of Swan Lake on the big screen is an exceptional way to experience this ultimate ballet classic.


Image credit: Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet ©2022 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

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Thursday 27 Feb 20257:15pm Book Now
Sunday 2 Mar 20252:00pm Book Now

Romeo & Juliet (TBC)

The greatest love story ever told – through ballet. An ancient family feud casts a long shadow over the town of Verona. In this hothouse of tension, brawls are quick to break out and both sides get caught in the crossfire.


The greatest love story ever told – through ballet. An ancient family feud casts a long shadow over the town of Verona.


In this hothouse of tension, brawls are quick to break out and both sides get caught in the crossfire.


Image credit: Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet © 2019 ROH. Photograph by Helen Maybanks

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Thursday 20 Mar 20257:15pm Book Now
Sunday 23 Mar 20252:00pm Book Now

Turandot (TBC)

Puccini’s captivating opera of a cold-hearted princess and her mysterious suitor. Featuring the ever-popular ‘Nessun dorma’, this opera of love and revenge is brought to life in a dazzling production.


Puccini’s captivating opera of a cold-hearted princess and her mysterious suitor.


Featuring the ever-popular ‘Nessun dorma’, this opera of love and revenge is brought to life in a dazzling production.


Image credit: Turandot, The Royal Opera ©2023 Marc Brenner

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Tuesday 1 Apr 20257:15pm Book Now

Die Walküre (TBC)

Gods and mortals battle in the second chapter of Wagner’s Ring cycle.


Gods and mortals battle in the second chapter of Wagner’s Ring cycle.


Conductor Antonio Pappano and director Barrie Kosky reunite to continue the mythical adventure that began with Das Rheingold in 2023.


** Please note - this is an estimated start time - our box office will be in touch if it is amended.


Image credit: Die Walküre ©2024 Sebastian Nevols

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Wednesday 14 May 20255:15pm Book Now
Sunday 18 May 20252:00pm Book Now

Ballet to Broadway: Wheeldon Works (TBC)

Sensuous contemporary ballet meets the energy of musical theatre in four distinctive short works.


Sensuous contemporary ballet meets the energy of musical theatre in four distinctive short works.


Fool’s Paradise, The Two of Us, Us, An American in Paris: four works showing the remarkable choreographic range of The Royal Ballet's Artistic Associate, Christopher Wheeldon.

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Thursday 22 May 20257:15pm Book Now
Sunday 25 May 20252:00pm Book Now