Film Classification

All films shown at The Phoenix Cinema are classified by The British Board of Film Classification. It is important that you follow the guidelines detailed on the BBFC website prior to attending a film showing.

If you look under the age or around the age of a film screening at the Phoenix Cinema you will be asked to produce some form of photographic ID. Valid forms of ID are passport, driving licence or Young Scot card (available to those aged 11 – 25 years). Anyone who is unable to provide valid ID at the film screening will be refused entry and will not be refunded for their tickets.

If you have any further queries regarding any of the films and their classifications, please do not hesitate to contact Reception.

For further details on all film classification guidelines, please visit BBFC.



Suitable for all


Parental Guidance

General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children.


Suitable for 12 years and over

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by a person of 18 years or over.


Suitable for 15 years and over

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema.


Suitable only for adults

No-one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.