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Phoenix Cinema

52 High Road | East Finchley, London N2 9PJ, England
+44 20 8444 6789
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Great place

They show a good variety of films, I regularly check and when I see one I want to see - I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BiscuitJoint
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London
EXCELLENT customer service

My daughter is on the autism spectrum. She became interested in the Phoenix Cinema and actually... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Scott J
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Phoenix Cinema is one of the UK’s oldest purpose-built cinemas. Beneath the vaulted ceiling which dates back to 1910, the history of film has been shared with millions of audience members. From silent films with live music through two World Wars screening newsreels to digital projection today; the Phoenix has witnessed it all. Nowadays the Phoenix shows an interesting selection of European and arthouse films, and has a lively cafe offering drinks and homemade food.
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 22:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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52 High Road | East Finchley, London N2 9PJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They show a good variety of films, I regularly check and when I see one I want to see - I go. The staff are always really good. They have a good selection of things to eat and drink - I really enjoy a coffee...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

My daughter is on the autism spectrum. She became interested in the Phoenix Cinema and actually wanted to travel to London because she saw it featured on the Amazing World of Gumball. We visited and when she was in the bathroom, I told one of...More

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Kate M, Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hi Scott, thanks so much for your review and visit. I spoke to the member of staff who met you and your daughter and he was really delighted with the feedback and said it was a pleasure. We weren't aware of the Phoenix's representation on...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Different to the usual multiplex cinemas,I was there to see an opera concert being screened.Unfortunately someone's hearing aid was malfunctioning/faulty and making a screeching sound so loud it was louder than the music.If it had been a disruptive teenager or crying baby they would have...More

Thank Louise V
Kate M, Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Louise, thanks for your comment. If we had been aware of the issue, we would of course have spoken to the person in question to find a way to alleviate the problem. Hopefully it was a one-off as I'm not aware of this having...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went to see On The Town with my elderly Mum, daughter and son today. Arrived early and enjoyed coffee and cakes. Thoroughly enjoyed the film and also the singalong. The guy that took the singalong was really good - thank you for singing Happy Birthday...More

Thank RedbournTraveler
Phoenix M, General Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hi RedbourneTraveler, we're really glad you enjoyed your trip to our Cinememories screening.

Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband and I love this cinema. It's for people who enjoy good, well-made films and is usually free of noisy popcorn crunchers. Our most recent trip was to a showing of I Am Not Your Negro, with a Q&A afterwards. Definitely recommend a trip...More

Thank followastar
Phoenix M, General Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks followastar, we really appreciate the review!

Reviewed 2 March 2017

A fabulous place, go and enjoy, a good selection of different movies and a lovely atmosphere, they don't make them like this anymore, long may it continue

Thank samjobhit
Phoenix M, General Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks samjobhit, we really appreciate the review!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Phoenix cinema in East Finchley is a real pearl that opened in 1912 and is still functioning. Refurbished but still keeping the old time movie house atmosphere. I was there with my grandkids on a Saturday matinee with matinee prices, 3 pounds for a...More

Thank BasicsTouring
Phoenix M, General Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks BasicsTouring, we are really pleased you enjoyed our kids screening and the atmosphere of the Phoenix!

Reviewed 19 November 2016

It's the complete opposite to those awful, plastic, popcorn-stinking cinemas that are all around us. It's olde worlde and shows the best kind of films. However, although only half full and we're in mid-November, it wasn't half baking hot inside! Also, although I thought I...More

Thank Robin S
Phoenix M, General Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hi Robin, thanks for your review - I'm sorry the auditorium was a bit hot the day you visited. We do have surround sound so I am not sure why the sound seemed to come from the front. Hope you'll visit us again some time!

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My only objection has to do with the cafe. The coffee quality isn't that great, the taste is very burnt and overall not very nice. The children opted for cakes, whilst the carrot cake was pleasant, the red cupcake with a gummy bear on top...More

Thank Lanines
Phoenix M, General Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hi Lanines, glad to hear you liked the cinema but sorry that you didn't enjoy the cafe. We do source and cook everything in house so the prices are as competitive as we can make them - we are a non-profit-making organisation so there is...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great bar and cafe with homemade snacks and cakes. Staff are delightful. Usually show top films and arthouse films in comfortable surroundings. The is architecturally notable and the cinema interior has gilded moulding from the originally art deco pieces from the now demolished Gaumont North...More

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Phoenix M, General Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks for the review the_finchley_lees, we really appreciate it! We hope many people find our membership to be good value.

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We have the following: Female WC: 2 cubicles, 2 sinks Male WC: 1 cubicle + urinals, 2 sinks Unisex WC: 1 unit with toilet and sink Access WC: 1 unit with toilet and sink (this unit has additional space and rails to hold for... More
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