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Light the Night Digital artists light up Leicester’s Cultural Quarter like never before!

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Philomena Captain Phillips Gravity Saving Mr. Banks

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November at a glance Philomena p4

Muscle Shoals p5

Jadoo  p4

Philomena p4

Enough Said p5

Captain Phillips p5

The Gatekeepers  p5

The Broken Circle Breakdown p6

Captain Phillips p5

Saving Mr. Banks p7

The Selfish Giant p6

Dr. Who p7

Like Father, Like Son p7

Gravity p6

Don Jon p10

Short Term 12 p7

Gravity p6

It's A Wonderful Life p10

August: Osage County p10

Coming in December

The Butler p10

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The Christmas lights will be switched-on in Leicester’s city centre on Sunday 17th November. Shortly afterwards – just around the corner – local and international artists will be lighting up the city’s Cultural Quarter with a futuristic fireworks extravaganza, beautiful animations projected onto the side of buildings, artists’ workshops, music and a whole lot more. Inspired by Leicester’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2017, Light the Night is a free outdoor festival open to all, developed by Phoenix and its partners the Cultural Quarter Business Association and artists’ collective Creative Manifesto. Wrap up warm, bring your friends and see the Cultural Quarter in a whole new light! More on p12. It’s now been four years since we moved into our new home in Phoenix Square, and every year our audience numbers have gone up, which is great news. As a thank you, we’ll be giving everyone who comes to see us in November the chance to win a free film screening for themselves and 20 friends, as well as our popular ‘Film, Wine & Dine for 2’ gift vouchers for three runners-up. Full details are on our website.

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Fri 1 – Thu 14 Nov Dir: Stephen Frears Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan UK / USA 2013, 1hr 38mins Opening to a rapturous reception at the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals, this superb drama comes from Stephen Frears (The Queen) with Phoenix favourite Judi Dench giving one of her best performances in years. Dench plays Philomena Lee, a retired nurse searching for a son she was forced to give up for adoption nearly 50 years ago. Her story is picked up by Martin

Sixsmith (Coogan), a world-weary journalist recently axed from the BBC and together the two follow a lead to America. Based on a real-life story, this is bittersweet, tremendously moving and surprisingly funny. Expect it to feature highly come awards season next year.

The Fifth Estate




Fri 1 – Thu 7 Nov

Fri 1 – Mon 4 Nov

Dir: Bill Condon Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl USA / Belgium 2013, 2hrs 8mins

Dir: Amit Gupta Cast: Tom Mison, Amara Karan UK 2013, 1hr 24mins, subtitled (parts)

Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the UK’s greatest acting exports at the minute, and he further cements his reputation with this star turn as Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. Director Bill Condon (Kinsey) delivers a tight, suspenseful thriller which traces the history of the not-for-profit group and raises important questions: how have Wikileaks – an internet organisation which publishes classified information – shaped our society? What information do we need to know, and what will be the cost of that knowledge?

Back by popular demand! This hilarious new film was shot entirely in Leicester, from a director who grew up on Belgrave Road. Harish Patel (Run Fatboy, Run) and Kulvinder Ghir (Goodness Gracious Me) star as brothers who tear apart their family recipe book during an argument. Now running rival restaurants, one of their daughters returns home and demands they join together to cook her upcoming wedding feast! Can the brothers learn to forgive each other?

The Artist and the Model 12A

(El artista y la modelo) Tue 5 – Thu 7 Nov Dir: Fernando Trueba Cast: Jean Rochefort, Claudia Cardinale France 2013, 1hr 45mins, subtitled Marc (Rochefort) is an elderly sculptor seeing out his twilight years in the idyllic south of France with his wife Léa (Cardinale). Their serene lifestyle is interrupted dramatically when Léa gives shelter to beautiful young Spanish refugee Mercè. Agreeing to pose naked for Marc, Mercè inspires in him a final artistic flurry and sensuality. Shot in a majestic black and white, Fernando Trueba’s film examines life, death, art and the relationship they share.

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Captain Phillips



Fri 8 – Thu 14 Nov Dir: Paul Greengrass Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi USA 2013, 2hrs 14mins Director Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum) returns with this frenetically-paced powerhouse of a movie, based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) whose cargo ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Hanks has never been better, delivering an emotionally complex performance matched perfectly by a stunning turn from newcomer

The Gatekeepers


Barkhad Abdi as the pirate’s leader. A nerve-shredding ride, Greengrass ratchets up the tension as the pirates flee in the ship's lifeboat with Phillips their sole hostage.

Muscle Shoals

Enough Said


Wed 6 Nov, 6.30pm

Mon 11 – Thu 14 Nov

Dir: Dror Moreh Documentary Israel / France 2012, 1hr 41mins, subtitled

Dir: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier Cast: Jimmy Cliff, Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge USA 2013, 1hr 51mins, Documentary

Screening in partnership with Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA). This Oscar-nominated documentary is based on a series of interviews with the 6 former heads of the Shin Bet – the intelligence agency charged with defending Israel against terrorism. As one interviewee reflects 'We win the battles but we're losing the war.' FOA is a UK-based NGO campaigning for an end to the occupation of Palestine. With its head office in Leicester, it engages the public, media and politicians.

This cracking documentary explores the history of the Muscle Shoals Studio, located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Alabama. Famous recording artists including Jimmy Cliff and Aretha Franklin queue up to pay tribute to the place, its turbulent history and founder Rick Hall. Throughout it all is the music: ‘Land of 1000 Dances’, ‘Respect’, ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’, ‘Brown Sugar’. Funky, dirty, sexy and infectious – try getting through a screening without tapping your feet.

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Fri 15 – Thu 21 Nov (excluding Sat 16) Dir: Nicole Holofcener Cast: James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus USA 2013, 1hr 33mins This delightful comedy drama from Holofcener (Friends with Money) features one of James Gandolfini’s (The Sopranos) final film roles. When masseuse Eva discovers client Marianne is the ex-wife of her new boyfriend Albert, she starts to use her as a ‘human trip advisor’ to discover Albert’s worst habits. A funny and honest look at the pitfalls of new relationships, with a great supporting cast including Toni Collette and Catherine Keener.

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Gravity (2D & 3D)



Thu 15 – Fri 28 Nov Dir: Alfonso Caurón Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney USA / UK 2013, 1hr 31mins The already critically adored Gravity sees the long overdue return of Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men). George Clooney (Solaris) and Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) star as two astronauts carrying out routine maintenance on their shuttle when disaster strikes leaving them adrift in outer space. It’s breath-taking, mind-bending

The Broken Circle Breakdown 15 Fri 15 – Thu 21 Nov (excluding Sat 16 and Sun 17) Dir: Felix Van Groeningen Cast: Johan Heldenbergh Belgium 2012, 1hr 49mins, subtitled This cross between Walk the Line and Blue Valentine is one of our favourite films this year. Didier, a Flemish cowboy who sings in a bluegrass band, meets tattooist Elise. They fall in love and get married, Elise joins the band, and their happiness seems complete with the arrival of daughter Maybelle. But the devastating news that Maybelle is seriously ill threatens to tear the family apart. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful with one of the best soundtracks in years; we can’t recommend it enough.

cinema, revelling in the spectacle of the big screen. Cuarón never lets up the suspense with heartthumping action and inventive plot jumps. Gravity is a science fiction tour de force.

Railways Remembered: The Selfish Giant Mallard & Fri 22 – Thur 28 Nov The Record Breakers Dir: Clio Barnard Sun 17 Nov, 2.30pm Tickets: £6.50 Running time: Approx 3hrs (inc. intermission) Seventy five years ago on 3rd July 1938, the streamlined locomotive 'Mallard' achieved a world speed record for steam travelling at 126mph down Stoke bank, near Little Bytham in Lincolnshire, a record which has never been beaten. This special programme of rare archive films tells the story of this event and other trains including the Cheltenham Flyer, the world's fastest train in 1932, the LMS streamlined Coronation Scot express of 1937 and much more! Introduced by Rob Foxon.


Cast: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas UK 2013, 1hr 31mins

After her critically adored debut The Arbor in 2010, director Barnard’s second film is a beautifully shot adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s children's tale, steeped in the social-realism of Ken Loach’s best work. We follow Arbor, a hyperactive school kid on the verge of being expelled. Collecting metal for ‘Kitten’, the brutish owner of the local scrap yard, with his best friend Swifty, the two boys find their friendship at risk when Kitten picks Swifty for a dangerous horse and cart race.

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Saving Mr. Banks



Fri 29 Nov – Thu 12 Dec Dir: John Lee Hancock Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks USA 2013, 2hrs 5mins This superbly entertaining film is inspired by the fascinating untold story of how Disney’s 1964 classic ‘Mary Poppins’ made it to the big screen. Based around a two week period in 1960, the author P. L. Travers arrives in Los Angeles to negotiate the screen rights to her Mary Poppins novels with Walt Disney (Hanks). Emma Thompson is wonderful as Travers,

Like Father, Like Son


Fri 22 - Mon 25 Nov Dir: Kore-Eda Hirokazu Cast: Masharu Fukuyama Japan 2013, 2hrs 1min, subtitled Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival, this superb film comes from the director of I Wish. Businessman Ryota and his wife receive a phone call from the local hospital – the child they have raised for 6 years is not their son; there was a mix-up and two boys were switched. Meeting with the other affected family, the parents must decide whether to switch the boys – should they choose their son by birth or the one they have nurtured?

a delightful no-nonsense woman unimpressed with the pomp of the Disney empire and the glitzy adaptation Walt has in the works. Finding a kinship in their unhappy childhoods, Travers tries to inspire a heartfelt film by recounting her upbringing in Australia with her father – the Mr. Banks of the title.

Dr. Who: The Day of the Doctor 3D 18

Short Term 12

Sat 23 Nov, Evening Time TBC - See website for details.

Dir: Destin Daniel Cretton Cast: Brie Larson USA 2013, 1hr 37mins

Mon 25 - Thu 28 Nov

Dir: Nick Hurran Cast: Matt Smith, David Tennant UK 2013, Running time TBC On November 23rd 2013, the world’s longest running sci-fi series celebrates its 50th anniversary with an explosive anniversary episode. Shot in 3D, ‘The Day of the Doctor’ stars Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt. The action packed adventure reveals that the Doctor has a dangerous past. And he’s coming back! A BBC Cymru Wales production.

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Grace (Larson) is a supervisor at a foster home for at-risk teenagers, a formidable carer passionate about her job. When troubled teenage girl Jayden arrives at the facility, it brings up unresolved pain from Grace’s past and threatens to destroy her relationship with co-worker Mason. A wonderful, intimate little film, Short Term 12 digs so deep under the skin of these characters that watching their lives unfold feels immediate, personal and heartbreaking.

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3pm Philomena 3.30pm The Fifth Estate 5.30pm Philomena 6.15pm Jadoo 7pm Some Like it Hot – Subtitled 8pm Philomena 8.30pm The Fifth Estate 11.30am Wolf Children 1.30pm Jadoo 2.30pm Philomena 3.30pm Jadoo 5pm Philomena 5.30pm The Fifth Estate 7.30pm NT Live: Frankenstein 8.15pm Philomena 12pm Lazy Sunday: Philomena 12.30pm Wolf Children 2.30pm Philomena 3pm The Fifth Estate 5.45pm Philomena 8pm Jadoo 8.30pm Philomena 1pm Philomena 1.30pm The Fifth Estate 3.30pm Philomena 5pm Jadoo 6.15pm Philomena 7.30pm The Story of Lover’s Rock 8.30pm Philomena 10.30am Star Trek (2009) Supported Environment 3pm Philomena 3.30pm The Artist and the Model 5.30pm Philomena 6.15pm The Artist and the Model 8pm Philomena 8.30pm The Fifth Estate 1pm The Fifth Estate 1.30pm Philomena 3.45pm Philomena 4pm The Artist and the Model 6.15pm Philomena 6.30pm The Gatekeepers 8.30pm Philomena 8.50pm The Fifth Estate 3.15pm The Fifth Estate 4.30pm Philomena 6pm The Artist and the Model 7pm NT Live: Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art 8.15pm Philomena 4pm Philomena 6pm Unfortunate Brothers 6.15pm Philomena 8.30pm Philomena 8.45pm Captain Phillips 10.30am Autism Friendly Screening – Wolf Children 11am Wolf Children 12pm The Murder Workers 1pm Philomena 1.30pm Captain Phillips 3.30pm Philomena 5.45pm Philomena 6pm Ice Cream Men 7pm 48 Hour DocFilm Challenge Awards 8.15pm Philomena 8.45pm Captain Phillips 12pm Lazy Sunday: Captain Phillips 12.30pm Philomena 3pm Philomena 3.15pm Wolf Children 5.30pm Philomena 6pm The Spirit of ‘45 7.45pm Philomena 8.30pm Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips Mon 11 1pm 1.30pm Philomena 3.45pm Philomena 3.50pm Muscle Shoals 6.15pm Philomena 6.15pm Muscle Shoals 8.30pm Philomena 8.45pm Captain Phillips Tue 12 10.30am Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists – Supported Environment 2.45pm Captain Phillips 3.30pm Philomena 5.30pm Muscle Shoals 6.15pm Philomena 6.30pm CAS Talk: Martin Rieser 8pm Django Unchained 8.30pm Philomena Wed 13 10.30am Silver Screening: Bonnie and Clyde 12.45pm Captain Phillips 1.30pm Philomena 3.30pm Muscle Shoals 4.30pm Philomena 6pm Captain Phillips 7pm RSC: Richard II 8.45pm Philomena Captain Phillips Thu 14 3pm 3.45pm Philomena 6pm Muscle Shoals 6.15pm Philomena 8.30pm Captain Phillips 8.45pm Philomena 2pm The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Fri 15 Audio Described 3.30pm Gravity 3D 3.30pm The Broken Circle Breakdown 5.45pm Gravity 3D 6.15pm Enough Said 8pm Gravity 2D 8.30pm The Broken Circle Breakdown 10am Turbo Sat 16 12pm UK Festival of Zombie Culture 12pm Zombie Fest: The Battery 1pm Gravity 2D 2.15pm Zombie Fest: Meteletsa 3.15pm Gravity 3D 4.15pm Zombie Fest: Zombie Hood + Q&A 5.30pm Gravity 2D 7.15pm Zombie Fest: Wasteland + Q&A 7.45pm Gravity 3D 9.15pm Zombie Fest: Battle of the Damned 11.15pm Zombie Fest: Stalled Sun 17 11am Turbo 12pm Lazy Sunday: Enough Said 1.45pm Gravity 2D 2.30pm Railways Remembered 4pm Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire 6pm Gravity 3D 7.30pm Gravity 2D 8.10pm Enough Said Enough Said Mon 18 1pm 1.30pm Gravity 2D 4pm The Broken Circle Breakdown 4.30pm Gravity 3D 7.15pm Gravity 2D 7.30pm Jail Caesar + Q&A Tue 19 10.30am Epic 2D - Supported Environment 3.45pm Gravity 3D 4pm Enough Said 6.15pm Gravity 2D 6.15pm The Broken Circle Breakdown 8.30pm Gravity 3D 8.45pm Enough Said Silver Screening: Gravity 2D Wed 20 11am 1pm Enough Said 1.30pm Gravity 2D 3.30pm The Broken Circle Breakdown 4pm Gravity 2D 6.15pm Enough Said 6.30pm Gravity 3D 8.30pm The Broken Circle Breakdown 8.40pm Gravity 2D Gravity 2D Thu 21 3pm 4pm Enough Said 5.15pm Gravity 3D

6.15pm The Broken Circle Breakdown 7.30pm RSC: Richard II 8.45pm Gravity 2D 3.45pm Like Father, Like Son Fri 22 4pm Gravity 2D 6.15pm Gravity 3D 6.30pm The Selfish Giant 8.30pm Gravity 2D 8.45pm Like Father, Like Son 10.30am Creation Station Sat 23 11.45am Turbo 12.30pm Gravity 3D 2pm The Selfish Giant 2.40pm Gravity 2D 4.15pm Like Father, Like Son 4.50pm Gravity 2D 7.30pm Gravity 2D TBC Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor 3D Lazy Sunday: Gravity 2D Sun 24 12pm 12.30pm The Selfish Giant 2.30pm Gravity 3D 3pm Turbo 4.45pm Gravity 2D 5.15pm Like Father, Like Son 8pm Josie Long: The Let’s Go Adventure Screening Tour 8.15pm Gravity 3D The Selfish Giant Mon 25 1pm 1.30pm Gravity 2D 3.30pm Like Father, Like Son 4pm Gravity 3D 6.15pm Short Term 12 6.30pm Gravity 2D 8.30pm Like Father, Like Son 8.45pm Gravity 3D Tue 26 10.30am Turbo - Supported Environment 2.45pm Short Term 12 3.15pm Gravity 2D 5.15pm The Selfish Giant 5.45pm Gravity 2D 7.30pm The Color Purple 8.15pm Gravity 2D Wed 27 11am Silver Screening: The Selfish Giant 1pm Gravity 2D 1.30pm The Selfish Giant 3.30pm Gravity 3D 4pm Short Term 12 6.15pm Gravity 2D 6.30pm The Selfish Giant 8.30pm Gravity 3D 8.45pm Short Term 12 Thu 28 4pm Gravity 2D 4.15pm The Selfish Giant 6.15pm Gravity 3D 6.30pm Short Term 12 8.30pm Gravity 2D 8.45pm The Selfish Giant Fri 29 2pm Saving Mr. Banks 2.30pm Blue is the Warmest Colour 5pm Saving Mr. Banks 8pm Saving Mr. Banks 8.45pm Don Jon Sat 30 11am Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 1pm Don Jon 1.30pm Saving Mr. Banks 3pm To Kill a Mockingbird 4.45pm Saving Mr. Banks 8pm Saving Mr. Banks 8.45pm Blue is the Warmest Colour Key

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Coming in December

Don Jon The Butler


Fri 29 Nov – Thu 5 Dec Dir: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cast: Scarlett Johansson USA 2013, 1hr 30mins

It's a Wonderful Life

Jon (Gordon-Levitt), only cares about a few things in his life: church, family, friends, his car and porn. Convinced the perfect woman is out there who can cure his desire for pornography, Jon indulges in a series of one night stands before meeting Barbara (Johansson). An old-fashioned girl raised on romantic Hollywood movies, perhaps Jon should change his ways to become her Prince Charming? Raunchy, funny and thrilling.

August: Osage County

Josie Long – The Let’s Go Adventure Screening Tour 'Let’s Go Swimming' and 'Romance & Adventure'

Blue is the Warmest Colour


Fri 29 Nov - Thu 5 Dec Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche C ast: Léa Seydoux France / Belgium / Spain 2013, 2hrs 59mins, subtitled Adored by critics and winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film festival this year, Kechiche’s sumptuous account of a young lesbian couple’s relationship is simply incredible. Bolstered by two delicate performances from Seydoux and Exarchopoulos, the film strips away any Hollywood-style gloss to look at the raw emotion of love and being loved. It’s heartbreaking, explicit, gorgeous world cinema that grabs hold and won’t let go.

Jail Caesar

18 + Q&A with Director Paul Schoolman and Alice Krige Mon 18 Nov, 7.30 pm

Sun 24 Nov, 8pm

Dir: Paul Schoolman Cast: Derek Jacobi, Alice Krige UK 2012, 1hr 24mins

We are delighted that award-winning stand up comedian Josie Long will be joining us at Phoenix to introduce her two BAFTA-nominated short films followed by a Q&A with herself and director Douglas King. ‘Let’s Go Swimming’ and ‘Romance & Adventure’ are about one young woman’s awkward rite of passage into modern adulthood, written by Josie Long and directed by Douglas King.

Shot entirely within three prisons in the UK, South Africa and Canada, Jail Caesar features a handful of professional actors including Derek Jacobi (I, Claudius) and Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact) alongside hundreds of real prisoners as they recreate the early life of Julius Caesar. Ambition, enmity and friendship, visceral and latent violence are played out in a modern day prison setting.

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Family Weekends Wolf Children

Brighten up those grey November skies with our colourful selection of family-friendly movies, craft activities and our children’s menu!


Sat 2 – Sun 3 & Sat 9 – Sun 10 1hr 57min, 2012 This beautiful Japanese animation follows Hana, a woman who falls in love with a wolf man and gives birth to two half-human, half wolf-children.



Creation Station

Sat 16 – Sun 17 & Sat 23 – Sun 24 1hr 36 min, 2013 Dreamworks’ latest animation stars Theo, a garden snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 U Sat 30 Nov – Sun 1 Dec 1hr 36 min, 2013

Christmas Family Fun Day Sat 7 Dec, 10am – 2.30pm

Sat 23, 10.30am – 11.30am £4 per child, adults free.

Suitable for children up to 11 years. Under 18 months go free Tickets: children £12, adults £10

Perfect for children aged 5 –10 years, this arts and craft hour will take inspiration from the movie Turbo. All materials are supplied.

Celebrate Christmas with our family fun day! Enjoy crafts, workshops and a festive feast before heading into the cinema to watch a Christmas family favourite.

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In this quirky sequel, inventor Flint discovers his food machine is still operating and is now creating foodimals!

Black History Season

Django Unchained 18 Tue 12 Nov, 8pm Tarantino returned with a bang and his customary storm of controversy with this spaghetti western inspired revenge flick set in America in 1858.

The Color Purple 15 Tue 26 Nov, 7.30pm

The Story of Lover's Rock


Mon 4 Nov, 7.30pm Dubbed ‘romantic reggae’, Lover's Rock is a unique British sound, developed against a backdrop of racial tension in the late 70s and 80s. Menelik Shabazz’s superb film combines comedy, live performance, interviews and archive footage to shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it.

Nominated for 11 Oscars, Stephen Spielberg directed this adaptation of Alice Walker's novel, which spans 40 years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg).

To Kill a Mockingbird PG Sat 30 Nov, 3pm Gregory Peck stars in this multi-award winning crime drama adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee.

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Light the Night Leicester’s Cultural Quarter Sun 17 Nov 3.30pm – Late Free To coincide with Leicester’s Christmas lights switch-on this year, we’ll be working with local and international artists to light up the streets around Phoenix and the Cultural Quarter like you’ve never seen before! Inspired by Leicester’s UK City of Culture 2017 bid theme ‘illumination’, Light the Night is a free outdoor festival with something for everyone: a huge digital firework display controlled by the crowd; stunning animations brought to life on the walls of a city street; children's theatre; artists' workshops; and bands playing long into the night. The festival has been put together by Phoenix, Leicester’s Cultural Quarter Business Association (CQBA) and artists’ collective Creative Manifesto.

PixelPyros Orton Square (outside Curve) 5.30pm – 7pm Seb Lee-Delisle PixelPyros is a virtual pyrotechnics display mounted onto a massive 60-foot wide screen using state-ofthe-art projectors and lasers. No need to light the blue touch paper and stand well back, PixelPyros invites its audience to get up close and personal with digital art by touching bright orbs of light on the screen to trigger beautiful multi-coloured rockets.

The Toy Factory Halford Street, 5pm, Creative Manifesto & Blend Visuals Buildings along Halford Street will become a single gigantic canvas upon which artists bring to life a toy factory – reflecting the area’s industrial past – as well as stunning Christmas animations using the latest ‘projection-mapping’ techniques.

Fold / Unfold

Hothouse 2017

Phoenix, Sat 9 Nov, 2pm - 4pm

Exchange, Curve From 3.30pm

Be part of the celebration by creating some of the many lights that will be displayed around the Cultural Quarter for Light the Night and over Christmas. Lead by local artists, this free workshop will use designs which play with ideas of reflection and geometry using Perspex, card and LEDs.

Music will be in the air through the afternoon and into the evening with a selection of the region’s most promising young musicians tipped for success by 2017. Soloists and duos will perform in Curve café; up-and-coming young bands will play in The Exchange bar.

‘Santa is Coming to Leicester’ Hansom Hall, Hourly 12pm - 3pm Come and meet Santa and see this delightful play adapted from the popular children’s book. Santa is Coming to Leicester will open on the day of Light the Night and show every Sunday up to Christmas at Leicester’s Adult Education Centre in Wellington Street. See Phoenix website for more details.

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Digital Art

Layla Curtis – Antipodes Continuing until 21 Dec Cube gallery, cafébar and online Live webcams feeding images from opposite ends of the globe are the subject of Layla Curtis’ exhibition and online artwork Antipodes, which continues at Phoenix this month.

footage recorded on the Antipodes website. Highlighting both the distance and the difference between us, Antipodes reminds us how technology is bringing us closer together. Phoenix is supporting the ongoing development of Antipodes by Layla Curtis, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella in association with Spacex. Technical support by Cuttlefish. Supported by Arts Council England.

The exhibition features an installation of live webcam feeds, alongside animations distilled from the streams of webcam

The Phoenix Interact Labs is a space at Phoenix for learning, experimentation and making new things, and this month we’ve got a range of talks and workshops designed to help people of all ages and abilities get creative with technology.

CAS Talk: Martin Rieser Digital Makers Group Tue 12 Nov, 6.30pm CAS Talk: Martin Rieser Free Pioneering media artist Martin Rieser will explore how the increasing pervasiveness of digital technologies is giving rise to the ‘digital uncanny’ – a feeling of otherness and unfamiliarity in virtual worlds. Martin is an internationally exhibited artist and theorist working with a range of media, including the internet and installation.

Sat 16 Nov, 6.30pm Free Meeting monthly at Phoenix Interact Labs, the Digital Makers Group explores a range of technologies, including Arduino micro controllers, computer programming, 3D Printing and the Raspberry Pi computer. Anyone is welcome to join and meetings are open to people of all ages and levels of ability. See

Cultural Quarter Trail Fri 29 Nov, from 6pm, Phoenix Take a walk down memory lane and discover some of the fascinating stories behind the buildings in Leicester's Cultural Quarter. Join us for an evening in which we launch the findings of a 6 month heritage project which explores the rise, fall and reinvention of industry in the area around Phoenix from the 1960s to the present day. Presented in partnership with Leicester University and Cuttlefish, the evening will see the launch of a new exhibition and free smartphone app which will take you on a journey into the past – brought to life by memories from the people who lived and worked there.

Workshop: Introduction to 3D Printing Sat 30 Nov, 1pm – 3pm £12. Contact the Phoenix box office to book your place

Providing a great introduction to the world of 3D printing, this workshop will give an overview of the methods and materials involved in this rapidly developing and revolutionary new technology, including a demonstration of how to create a 3D printable object using free software and tools. Find out more details at

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Stage on Screen Autumn Season Warm up the cold evenings with these intense dance and drama performances, recorded live from stages around the world. Why not get down early and treat yourself to a meal from our special Stage on Screen menu...

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All tickets £14 / £12 conc. Advanced booking recommended.

Le Corsaire The Pirate

Sun 17 Nov, 4pm (recorded) Inspired by Lord Byron’s poem, this is a swashbuckling tale of kidnap and adventure as pirate Conrad falls for beautiful slave Medora.

Don’t miss the National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse. Tickets are galloping out – book soon!

Star Trek (2009) PG Tue 5 Nov, 10.30am

Thu 7 Nov, 7pm – SOLD OUT

Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists 12A Tue 12 Nov, 10.30am

Sleeping Beauty Sun 22 Dec, 3pm (recorded)

National Theatre's War Horse

Christmas and fairy-tales go hand in hand, and this classic story is sure to enchant. Princess Aurora is cursed into a deep slumber that only a prince’s kiss can wake.

Thu 27 Feb 2014 – SOLD OUT Sat 1 Mar, 7.30pm

Sun 19 Jan 2014, 3pm (live)

Lost Illusions Sun 2 Feb 2014, 7pm (live)

The Golden Age Sun 30 Mar 2014, 4pm (live)

Thu 30 Jan 2014, 7pm

Richard II

Epic U Tue 19 Nov, 10.30am Turbo U Tue 26 Nov, 10.30am


13 & 21 Nov – SOLD OUT Thu 5 Dec, 7.30pm

Some Like it Hot 12A Fri 1 Nov, 7pm

David Tennant stars as the vain king in a performance certain to sell out – new Dec date announced.

Audio Described

Encore screenings are recordings of the first night’s live performance

Bonnie and Clyde Wed 13 Nov, 10.30am Screening in partnership with The University of the Third Age (U3A)

Gravity 2D

Silver Screenings

Supported Environment

Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art Coriolanus


A great mix of new and classic films for our customers who have disabilities and their carers. Tickets: £4, free carers tickets for people with CEA cards.

Wed 20 Nov, 11am

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 12A 12 Fri 15 Nov, 2pm

Autism Friendly Wolf Children PG Sat 9 Nov, 10.30am

The Selfish Giant Wed 27 Nov, 11am

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THE UK FESTIVAL OF ZOMBIE CULTURE 2013 SAT 16 NOV, 12PM - LATE DAY TICKETS: £25 (OVER 18S ONLY) The 7th Zombie Film Festival returns to Phoenix bigger, better and bloodier than ever before! 13 hours of zombie films, author signings, retro games and make-up artists. See website for more info.




USA 2013, 12pm

RUSSIA 2012, 2.15pm

Two former baseball players clash as they traverse rural back roads teeming with post-plague undead.

Russia’s first zombie movie is riotous good fun with tanks, gore and an axe-wielding priest!



UK 2013, 4.15pm

UK 2013, 7.15pm

A group of survivors in a nearby forest must band together to survive.

In the ruins of civilization, one man is forced to leave his sanctuary and seek other survivors.



USA 2013, 9.15pm

UK 2013, 11.15pm

Dolph Lungdren leads an army of robots against a never-ending horde of zombies in a post-apocalyptic wasteland!

On Christmas Eve, a down-onhis-luck janitor is trapped in the washroom during a zombie apocalypse. The Evil Dead meets Phone Booth in a toilet!


Fri 8 – Sat 10 Nov All films £5 / £4 conc.

The Murder Workers

Ice Cream Men

Unfortunate Brothers

+ Q&A

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Sat 9 Nov, 12pm (Screen 3)

Fri 8 Nov, 6.30pm

A powerful and insightful Cutting Edge documentary following members of Victim Support’s National Homicide team. Screenings sponsored by Victim Support.

Shot over the course of three years, Unfortunate Brothers explores the issues of Korea’s Reunification Dilemma.

Café activities Sat 9 Nov

The Spirit of '45 Sun 10 Nov, 6pm An impassioned documentary from Ken Loach about a pivotal year in British history.

The cafe will be taken over by Docfilm with silent disco headsets, a visit from the 8mm Cine Club (2-5pm), and the chance to take part in the 'make a short Richard III documentary' challenge.

Sat 9 Nov, 6pm What does an ice cream man do during the winter months? Here’s your chance to find out with the World Premiere of Paul Vernon’s mockumentary.

48 Hours Docfilm Challenge Sat 9 Nov, 7pm A showcase of the documentaries produced for the 2nd 48 Hours Docfilm Challenge, including awards for best film.

Christmas Gift Vouchers The ideal gift for film lovers! £5 vouchers, Film & Dine for 2 (£26), Film Wine & Dine (£35)

Opening Times


Mon – Fri

Sat – Sun

You can buy tickets in advance online, by phone or in person at the Phoenix box office. There is no phone or online booking fee.

Box office

12pm – 9pm

11am – 9pm

Café Bar & DMU Cube gallery

9am – 11pm

10am – 11pm

After 5pm & weekends

Food Served 11am – 9pm

11am – 9pm (Sat) Before 5pm 10am – 6pm (Sun)



Student & U18







3D films cost an additional £1.50

Box Office 0116 242 2800 Book Online

*Concessions are available with proof of status, for: • Unemployed • Disabled • Retired in receipt of state pension

Special ticket offers Family ticket: Adult + child £9.50, adult + 2 children £14.25, 2 adults + 2 children £19.00 (2D films only). Access Cinema: £4, carer tickets free for CEA card holders.

Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG

Orange & EE Wednesdays: 2 for 1 tickets.

For office enquires, including corporate space hire, call 0116 242 2821.

Parking A temporary pay and display car park is available next to Phoenix. Parking costs £1 for 1 hour, £1.50 for 2 hours, £2 for 3 hours and £4 all day. Parking after 6pm and on Sundays is free.

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Wheelchair spaces

Baby changing facilities

Guide dogs are welcome

Toilet & washing facilities

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November 2013 Brochure  

All the monthly goings on at Phoenix this November, including Gravity, Philomena, Captain Phillips, and a fantastic event in the Cultural Qu...

November 2013 Brochure  

All the monthly goings on at Phoenix this November, including Gravity, Philomena, Captain Phillips, and a fantastic event in the Cultural Qu...