Phoenix is Leicester’s centre for independent cinema, art and digital culture. The charity organisation believe film and art have the power to enhance everyone’s lives. Watching a movie or visiting a gallery can entertain and inspire, offering new perspectives on the lives of others.
They deserve to be experienced somewhere special – which is why Phoenix work hard to ensure their centre is a place everyone can feel welcome and inspired.
Phoenix are getting closer to becoming a 4 screen independent cinema and art centre. With £5.5 million already in place, they’re working hard to raise £500,000 more to make it happen in 2020.
The Centre do some pretty special things for Leicester’s community. In 2017-18, they:
🎥 Welcomed 220,000 visitors watched 2,730 film screenings.
🎥 Ran 48 Access Cinema screenings for almost 1,000 people for those who find it difficult to enjoy cinema.
🎥 Hosted local and national festivals, including the Spark Festival, Black History Month, City Festival, UK Asian Film Festival, DMU Pride & Diwali.
🎥 Ran 60 Community Cinema film events, engaging over 14,000 people who have limited access to cultural services.
🎥 Provided 28 free workshops for children.
🎥 Screened 350 films from 37 countries.
🎥 Hosted 15 major exhibitions and art events.
Phoenix offer four different packages at different levels, so that everyone can get involved, from putting your name on the screen before film screenings to placing a plaque on a seat!
When you visit Phoenix, keep your eye on the screen for FieCo! And if you can, get involved to help Phoenix continue its great news in Leicester’s community.
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