An old style cinema with good sound and seats. The experience was a little like stepping back in time, in a beautiful theatre which is not very expensive.
I went to the Halloween night session, the first film being Critters (cheesy but very funny and actually really good to see on the big screen). However, I was disappointed by the choice of secret film. Rather than a good old classic scary ´horror´film like Nightmare on Elm St, Halloween etc, it was the very naff and not at all scary B movie The Toxic Avenger.I´d never seen it before so I gave it a chance. I left after 30 minutes as did quite a few other people who I am assuming were, like me, expecting a typical jump out of your skin horror film for the night that was in it.
I will definitely go back to Phenomena. The lineup is usually really good, the cinema is a classic institution,and it is favorably priced, but I will be sure to know what I am going to see next time to avoid disappointment.