Phoenix Cinema Trust

Phoenix Cinema Trust

The Phoenix Cinema is an independent, not-for-profit cinema which is uniquely operated by a charitable trust on behalf of the people of North London. The Phoenix Cinema Trust is committed to promoting film culture by developing a broad programme of quality films.


Being owned by the Phoenix Cinema Trust means that the cinema is truly run by the local community. Like many arts and community organisations, the Trust is composed of local volunteers who serve on the Board and committees.

The Board of Trustees serve for one or more terms of three years. It is the Trustees who are legally responsible for the organisation and in charge of its management. All strategic planning is led by the Board together with management.


The Trust is committed to preserving the building as Britain’s longest operating purpose built cinema and to developing the Phoenix as a popular centre for moving images on film, video and new media into the 21st Century.

In addition the Trust seeks to use its resources for the benefit of a wider population by encouraging the greatest possible access to film related activities for our diverse local communities.


Trustees meet staff regularly to keep informed about cinema business and to contribute actively to its management and development. The full board meets every quarter with the board breaking into three working committees who also meet quarterly:

i The House Committee with responsibility for finance, staff, operations and legal issues.

ii The Marketing and Programming Committee who oversee programming, special events, marketing and fundraising elements.

iii The Education and Film Culture Committee which deals with film education and outreach activities.


Anyone who is passionate about the Phoenix and feels they have something to contribute can get involved with the cinema through the Trust.  

The Trust is always looking for intelligent, engaged people who can lend their skills to help the Trust continue its work.

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