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“Great cinema, terrible location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre

Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre
4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG, England
0116 242 2800
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Ranked #4 of 53 attractions in Leicester
Type: Movie Theaters, Theaters
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Owner description: Phoenix is an Independent Cinema based in the vibrant cultural quarter of Leicester. The monthly programme of new, classics and cults is specially selected for its audience. In addition to the cinema. Phoenix has film festivals, seasons, quizzes, short course and more. The Cafe Bar serves home cooked food using local produce, and has a specially selected choice of regional ales and world wide wines. Cube gallery shows exciting digital exhibitions. Phoenix is a charity - publicly funded to bring great film and art to all.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Great cinema, terrible location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Phoenix Square is a great cinema, showing a variety of genres of films. Tickets are reasonably priced, and you can get 2-for-1 tickets with Mercury Mondays (cut out the voucher from the Leicester Mercury newspaper) and Orange Wednesdays. The food and drinks are good too, and I'd especially recommend the breakfast. The only problem is the location - it's hard to park nearby and difficult to find the first time you visit.

Visited July 2012
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Bella T, Volunteer Marketing Assistant at Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thanks for your review. You will be pleased to know that we now have a council run car park right next to the Phoenix with the entrance on Burton Street LE1 1TE. Its free at the moment until the council install the machines. It will eventually cost £1 per hour, £1.50 for two hours, £2 for three hours and £4 all day.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Best cinema in Leicester”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Films, visual art, cafe, friendly atmosphere, part of community events like the Indian summer festival and Skyride. Leicester is fortunate to have this place. The recent films of National Theatre productions have been fantastic.

Visited October 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“Lively with local flavour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

As I reached early evening on Sunday.
So a walk here made it interesting. It was fun to watch the localites going about. Being alone it was a good idea to go there rather than stick to the Room. Thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hours there

Visited September 2012
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Leicester UK
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“Excellent cinema and a great place to have lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Phoenix Square is situated in the growing cultural quarter of Leicester on the edge of the city. The council have invested in restoring old buildings, street lighting and are improving parking facilities. I disagree with the previous reviewer about parking. On street parking is cheap for three hours during the day and free after 6pm. I frequently park around here when in the city and have never had a problem or indeed heard of anyone else doing so. There is a NCP car park nearby which offers a discount to Phoenix users and the cinema will shortly open its own car park. I hope that sets minds at rest about car safety! The area also has a theatre, art galleries, artists studios, restaurants and some nice bars. Right on the edge of the Cultural Quarter is a great old real ale pub, the Ale Wagon, which has not sold out to fruit machines, plastic furniture, lad culture or loud music (although they play very good music at an acceptable decibel level!)
Phoenix Square has a super cafe and its a great place to meet for lunch/ coffee. The food is very reasonably priced and they also do film and meal deals which are worth as look. It's so nice to go and see a film as part of an appreciative and knowledgable audience and you can take your wine in with you! Thoroughly recommended.

Visited August 2012
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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“good food and excellent experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Food was fresh and well prepared. Execellent value for money and staff were very customer focused. I would recommend a visit if you are in the area.

Visited July 2012
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