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Phoenix Cinema, London

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The Phoenix Cinema is an independent single-screen community cinema in East Finchley, London, England. It was built in 1910 and opened in 1912 as the East Finchley Picturedrome. It is one of the oldest continuously-running cinemas in the UK and shows mainly art-house films.

It is distinctive on East Finchley's high road by its large neon sign on the side of the building. Its patrons are Benedict Cumberbatch, Maureen Lipman, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Michael Palin, Bill Paterson and Mark Kermode. It is run by a charity as a community cinema.
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  • I visited the Phoneix Cinema for the first time this week for an evening preview screening. It's a charming cinema with really well thought out layout and facilities and friendly, helpful and...  more »
  • This a beautiful single cinema complex said to be one of the oldest. Built in 1910. At East Finchley on Northern Line Loved the decor. Entrance to the auditorium is upstairs. There is a small cafe....  more »
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  • Historic cinema with a good prog of festivals, special screenings and other events, as well as current blockbusters. Good food and drink. Comfortable. Lovely staff.
  • Lovely staff... Friendly and helpful. Screen easy to see as seats nicely tiered. Always feels like a treat to visit this lovely old cinema

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