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Phoenix Picturehouse

Open Now: 11:00 - 23:00
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A lovely alternative to identikit multiplexes

Friendly, helpful staff, imaginative programming and gloriously comfy seats make this everything... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Caledonianne
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Banbury, United Kingdom
A former favourite revisited

I went to the Phoenix more times in my youth than I can remember; I loved the eclectic mix of... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Lance E
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Local, friendly art-house independent cinema located in the heart of Jericho.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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57 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE, England
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+44 871 902 5736
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

A great mix of art house and more mainstream movies are available. Excellent membership scheme and friendly staff front of house and in the small upstairs bar. Much more comfortable seats than other larger commercial chains and the clientele are usually there to enjoy the...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I agree with the previous reviewer who described the poor sightlines in cinema 2; I have just been to see Elle on that screen, and my view was blocked by numerous heads in front of me. This was supposed to be a fun birthday trip...More

1  Thank Katrina3001
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This arty farty cinema has rules - lots of rules. There’s a film you want to see? Not on general release? Do not go from the film distributors website straight to this cinema’s website to buy a ticket. If you do you will bypass the...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

I went to the Phoenix more times in my youth than I can remember; I loved the eclectic mix of films, the comfortable atmosphere and the fact that it was an independent, located in the wonderfully quirky area of Jericho. Revisiting Oxford this year, I...More

Thank Lance E
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We stumbled across this by accident, having been Christmas shopping and finishing supper early. Great little cinema and disappointed I have only found it now. You can park outside, the staff are great and the seats comfortable. Be careful with the cheese crisps thought. They...More

Thank 50lucky123
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The main thing here is I have a problem with sitting for long periods of time. Firstly because I get back ache really quickly, and secondly because I don't like to be still for too long...Anyway. This is the ONLY cinema I have found which...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Have always loved the Phoenix - a Jericho institution - now my kids love it too. People seem to have more respect here for other cinema-goers than the chains. Better value as well.

1  Thank stephenmQ1169IV
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I have been to many films here, however the most recent was a subtitled movie that was non-visible because the floor does not slope and the whole script was too low on the screen to read. We were the first in the theatre too. Management,...More

Thank Geraldine M
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I only ever go to the cinema at The Phoenix Picturehouse because for me it is on the right side of town, because I love the quality and variety of shows and because everyone there is incredibly helpful, patient - and they often have seen...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I agree with the previous reviewer who described the poor sightlines in cinema 2; I have just been to see Elle on that screen, and my view was blocked by numerous heads in front of me. This was supposed to be a fun birthday trip...More

1  Thank Katrina3001
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Friendly, helpful staff, imaginative programming and gloriously comfy seats make this everything you could want from a neighbourhood cinema. Plenty of bars and restaurants around on Walton Street, so easy to plan a happy afternoon or evening with everything you need right on the doorstep.

1  Thank Caledonianne
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A bit of a trek to get here as a little out of the city centre, quite an old cinema and a very small screen with not many seats. The price did not reflect this though, I thought it would be a bit cheaper but...More

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PhoenixPicturehouse, Guest Relations Manager at Phoenix Picturehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Thank you for the feedback. We are a historic cinema, having been here for 104 years, and feel this is an enjoyable part of the experience we offer. And thank you, we like to think our seats are the comfiest in town. We hope to...More

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