Southampton Film Theatre in association with Union Films
The Phoenix
Southampton's independent film society
Past Films
Contact us

Who we are and where we are

Southampton Film Theatre is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in 1978 in England 1383708 with Memorandum and Articles of Association and also a Charity Commission registered charity 276825. We are commonly known as 'The Phoenix'. Members support the charity's formal objectives through their membership subscription.

Our AGM was on 17th November 2021 where Council presented the Annual Report for the year 2020/21.

We have a short history of how we got to where we are now since our founding in 1931. There is a catalogue of all the films we have shown in Seasons 1999-2020 with their audience reaction figures.

We operate in association with Union Films at Southampton University Students Union, who provide the facilities and projection services.

The entrance to the Cinema is behind Union Films Box Office and the Union Reception in the foyer of Building 42. The closest satnav postcode is SO17 1TL by 31 University Road, which leads to the car park south of The Early Years Building 41. Note that the car park south of the Jubilee Sports Centre is now closed.

union map

Please use the Union Reception for any special deliveries/pickups (e.g. back-up media, 35mm film). It is open from 0800-2030 every day (except around public holidays).

The full site address is below. Preferably, use couriers services other than Royal Mail as the latter do not deliver direct to Union Reception, which can result in delay or loss.

Union Films Projection
Southampton University Students Union
Building 42
University Road

SO17 1BJ

Note that the postcode does not correspond to Building 42. The full UK Grid Reference of the Union at Building 42 is SU 42452 15173. The closest postcode is SO17 1TL.

As a charity, we are entirely volunteer run. We gratefully acknowledge support from the University of Southampton through Southampton University Student Union (SUSU) and its film club, Union Films.

Our Registered Office is:

The Phoenix (Southampton Film Theatre)
PO Box 1212
SO17 1ZL

The enquiries telephone number is 087 0765 0763 or contact us via email

The correspondence address for memberships and invoices is:

The Phoenix
PO Box 1212
SO17 1ZL

We are a member of the Cinema for All (formerly the British Federation of Film Societies).    

JAP 17 November 2021