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Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre

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4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG
  • Box office 0116 242 2800
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–11pm; Sat & Sun 10am–11pm
  • Bar open Daily: noon–2pm & 5–11pm.
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 9am–9pm; Sat & Sun 10am–9pm.
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  • Website www.phoenix.org.uk
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Alleluia

Alleluia
  • 2014
  • Belgium/France
  • 1h 35min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Fabrice Du Welz
  • Cast: Lola Dueñas, Laurent Lucas, Stéphane Bissot

Single mother Gloria (Dueñas) starts a relationship with charismatic shoe salesman Michel (Lucas), only to find that he's a conman who preys on lonely women. The two team up, but it turns out that Gloria has some serious issues about commitment. Blood-spattered psychological horror with intense performances and noir-esque cinematography.

Tue 18 Dec

Christmas Evil

Christmas Evil
  • 1980
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Lewis Jackson
  • Cast: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull

From a boy who loved Christmas to a murderer in a Santa suit, the story of what happens when a kid learns that Father Christmas is not real.

Mon 17 Dec

Dogman

Dogman
  • 2018
  • Italy/France
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matteo Garrone
  • Cast: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano

Marcello (Fonte) is a mild-mannered dog groomer in a seaside town in Italy who deals a bit of cocaine on the side, and who gets involved with local thug Simone (Pesce). Violent, plaintive account of toxic masculinity and fear eating the soul, with a magnificent performance from Fonte, who won Best Actor at Cannes.

Tue 18 Dec
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Thu 20 Dec

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands
  • 1991
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price, Alan Arkin

Burton follows up the excesses of Batman with this fairy tale for the 90s, which works as a welcome return to the darker side of the genre. Depp is the unfinished creation of The Inventor (Price), who lives alone in a crumbling mansion, unable to even scratch his nose without needing stitches. Discovered by a friendly Avon lady, his talent for coiffure and topiary makes him a neighbourhood favourite until tragedy strikes. Beautifully shot, tenderly acted and full of hidden depths.

Sat 22 Dec

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp

Newt (Redmayne) is back in London in 1927, while defeated Dark Wizard Grindelwald (Depp) has escaped and is heading to Paris. Law steps up as young Albus Dumbeldore and the film really flies in the final act, deepening characters and relationships and expanding the universe. A beast of a movie.

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The Grinch

The Grinch
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury

The Grinch (Cumberbatch) is a grumpy, green creature who despises Christmas so much that he plots to steal it. The animation is gorgeous, the pace is breezy and Cumberbatch does a decent job with the voice, but the film is stolen by the Grinch’s adorable dog Max.

Sun 16 Dec

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday
  • 1940
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • U
  • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • Written by: Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
  • Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

Hawks' dynamic comedy is one of the best Hollywood ever made. Grant and Russell are simply fantastic as the sparring newspaper editor and top reporter drawing battlelines in their professional and personal lives. Hecht and MacArthur's script from their original play The Front Page, spits out a series of rapid-fire quips and cross-cutting gags, but allows the supporting characters to have their scene-stealing moments too. Don't miss it.

Sun 16 Dec

It's A Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

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Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Marshall
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep

Long-awaited sequel to the Disney classic, featuring Emily Blunt as the titular magical nanny.

Fri 21 Dec
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Musical Decorations

Musical Decorations

Help us decorate our Christmas tree with interactive musical decorations that make sound when you touch them! We’ll show you how to make figures and baubles out of everyday materials that can connect up to our musical tree.This workshop uses Ototo, a tiny synthesiser that lets you make music with anything.This is a free, drop in event but there may be a short wait to take part at busy times. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Best for ages 3 – 8.

Sat 22 Dec

Free

Mystery Film

Mystery film. 'Nuff said.

Fri 21 Dec

The Old Man and The Gun

The Old Man and The Gun
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), a career criminal and perpetual prison escapee, who’s being chased by Texas lawman John Hunt (Affleck). Redford says it’ll be his last film and it’s a fitting ending: playful, highly entertaining and made with great skill.

Sun 16 Dec
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Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Boots Riley
  • Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler

Cassius (Stanfield) is a downtrodden drudge who becomes a star at a call centre after fellow telemarketer Langston (Glover) tells him to ‘use your white voice’. Brash, unruly and frequently funny satire on race, power, corporate greed and work; it doesn’t really know how to end, but it’s full of attitude and anarchy.

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