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Radio Times

Its doors may have been closed for 15 years now, but Phoenix Nights is reopening for one night only in Birmingham.

The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen is holding an appreciation night for fans of the Peter Kay sitcom about a working men’s club in Bolton.

The atmosphere of the Phoenix Club will be recreated at the Custard Factory venue on September 5th.

It comes after three Alan Partridge Appreciation Nights sold out in May.

The Phoenix Nights appreciation night will start with a Ray Von DJ set before a special screening of an episode in the cinema, renamed the Jocky Wilson Suite.

That will be followed by a quiz and music.

The first prize is £50, and there will also be a prize for the best fancy dress.

Drinks and food (and before you say it, I’m not sure if there will be garlic bread) will be available all night including a special £4 cocktail, though, according to the Birmingham Mail, you would have to bring your own vase.

Brian’s use of a vase became a running joke after he used one to get some spirits, as he was unable to reach the optics with a glass.

Tickets are now available and cost £5.

Phoenix Nights starred Peter Kay as wheelchair-bound Brian Potter, who runs the classic working man’s club, home to entertainment like bingo, cabaret and singing.

Kay also plays doorman Max alongside Paddy McGuinness. The two characters were later given their own hilarious spin-off.

The sitcom ran on Channel 4 for two six episode series – emulating the classic ‘two and done’ attitude for many of the best sitcoms ever made (The Office, Fawlty Towers, The Young Ones for example) – and went out in 2001 and 2002.

However, Kay has revealed he has written a third series, though as of yet there is no word on if it will be made.

The cast did return to the stage in 2015 to raise £5 million for Comic Relief through 16 live Phoenix Nights shows at Manchester Arena.

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