You’ve probably already heard about the plans that Phoenix has to expand the cinema, well now you can be a part of it!

The venue is now encouraging customers to put their names on the expanded cinema and art centre as part of a new charitable fundraising programme.

The campaign – 2020 | BE PART OF IT – offers individuals and businesses a variety of levels of name recognition in return for donations towards its Phoenix 2020 plan to become a four screen independent cinema and art centre by 2020.

Donations from £10 will be recognised with the individual’s name on screen before every film, whilst customers donating £40 will see their name on the cinema’s brand new front doors.

For £120, customers can sponsor a seat in one of the two new auditoria – complete with a message, quote or dedication – and for donations of £500 or above, a limited number of donors will be recognised at the entrance to one of its new screens.

Phoenix already has £5.5 million in place and needs to raise at least £500,000 more to start building in 2020. The expansion will transform the venue into a four screen independent cinema, with a new art gallery, a larger café, a green roof terrace, and more spaces for making and learning.

Donations can be made at the Phoenix box office or online at

Donors will also receive further recognition including ‘shout-outs’ on social media, signed certificates of thanks and invites to Phoenix’s upcoming 30th anniversary party.