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PHOENIX CINEMA

The new chair of trustees at the Phoenix Cinema said the board and staff will work closer together under her new leadership.

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The Phoenix Cinema is looking for £50,000 in donations by the end of the financial year to avoid a loss, or its trustees could look to pursue a deal with the Curzon Cinema after all.

The Phoenix Cinema will hold a meeting on fundraising for the historic cinema this weekend.

There is little that local newspapers love more than a successful public campaign to save a heritage asset.

Campaigners are celebrating after trustees at East Finchley's independent Phoenix Cinema paused plans to hand over the indie screen to the Curzon Cinema chain.

To witness Phoenix staff member Nathan Cable tearing into the cinema's board of trustees was like watching a Labour Party conference in the late 1970s.

The division between Phoenix Cinema staff and trustees was laid bare as a worker launched a blistering attack on bosses, telling them: "We don't support your plans."

Rock music legend Robert Plant has boosted a campaign to keep the Phoenix Cinema independent, after he donated £1000 to their cause.

Tickets for a public meeting into the future of the Phoenix Cinema have sold out within days of it being announced.

The world-famous Monty Python and travel documentary star Michael Palin has said he hopes the Phoenix doesn't lose "its particular charm and independence" when it's taken over by Curzon Cinemas.

Cinemagoers in East Finchley are united in their dismay at Curzon Cinemas taking over the historic independent Phoenix Cinema.

Campaigners are rallying to keep East Finchley's Phoenix Cinema independent, after it was announced a national chain is set to take over the its running.

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