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Phoenix Cinema

52 High Road | East Finchley, London N2 9PJ, England
+44 20 8444 6789
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Fun and enjoyable

Went to see On The Town with my elderly Mum, daughter and son today. Arrived early and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
RedbournTraveler
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St Albans
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A great cinema showing real good films, and it's a little bit of British history, too.

My husband and I love this cinema. It's for people who enjoy good, well-made films and is usually... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
followastar
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London
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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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11 Apr 2017
“Fun and enjoyable”
6 Apr 2017
“A great cinema showing real good films, and it's a little bit of British history, too.”
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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52 High Road | East Finchley, London N2 9PJ, England
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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

Thank the_finchley_lees
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.

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

If I was asked to describe a perfect cinema it would be a place that had films you didn't know that you wanted to see but could trust that they would be quality productions - and be glad you had seen them afterwards; staff that...More

1  Thank Vytta
Phoenix M, Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thanks Vytta, we're delighted that you have had such a great experience here and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 15 June 2016

Very friendly staff and a lovely little cafe. Saw Love and Friendship one afternoon, with not a lot of other customers!

2  Thank Shrewsbury_Meeps
Phoenix M, General Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review - we're glad you had a lovely afternoon!

Reviewed 19 May 2016

Nice cinema with art deco features, but once in the bar, I bought 2 small glasses of wine on Saturday 14th May at 8;00pm for what I was told would cost me the sum of £9.00. The credit card reader screen showed £9.80 and when...More

Thank soulla K
Phoenix M, Manager at Phoenix Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Dear Soulla, thanks for your review. We're really glad you like the cinema, but concerned to hear of the issue you had at the bar. We've found your transaction and it lists two glasses of wine at the correct price. There is no combination of...More

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