The Theatre is seen as the "jewel in the crown" of Fort Nelson and a strong attraction for the people wanting to re-locate. The Phoenix features a legitimate stage house incorporating state of the art sound and lights and seats 250 patrons in an intimate environment. As well as being a live theatre by design, the Phoenix also serves the community as a movie theatre, art gallery, rental facility and convention centre. The Phoenix is operated by the non-profit Phoenix Theatre Management Society and employs a full-time general manager, building manager and over 10 part-time student employees. With the over 21,000.00 visits from the community and surrounding area, this vibrant theatre operation filters over $350,000.00 into the local economy every year and is an integral part in making remote Fort Nelson hospitable.