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Porn Film Shot At London's Iconic Phoenix Cinema In East Finchley

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Trustees at one of London's most iconic cinemas have been left red-faced after a porn film shot in the auditorium surfaced online – and subsequently went viral.

The 102-year-old Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, north London – which is one of the oldest purpose-built and continuously operating cinemas in the UK – has vowed to review its guidelines for hiring out the venue after the clip was posted on the porn website Xvideos.

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Barrister James Kessler, deputy chair of the Phoenix Cinema Trust, which owns the venue, told the Hampstead & Highgate Express he did not believe the film was part of a professional porn shoot but rather a hen night party turned raunchy.

The rather explicit video features a group of women cheering on another woman as she performs a sex act on a man inside the cinema.

The film is being hyped as part of the CFNM genre of erotica, which stands for “clothed female, naked male." A quick search on Google provides plenty of additional detail.

Elizabeth Taylor-Mead, executive director at the cinema, insisted the venue would "never ever knowingly allow a hire for a pornographic film."