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THUR 18 APR, 8.30PM

Oxford Cuba Solidarity presents: Strawberry and Chocolate

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Evil Does Not Exist

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MON 22 APR 6.15PM

A Year In A Field

Welcome to the Ultimate Picture Palace

The UPP is a community-owned cinema and Oxford’s only independent cinema. We show an eclectic mix of independent, mainstream, international, and classic films all in our cosy single-screen auditorium. Find us on the Cowley Road in East Oxford. 

What's on

Tomorrow (Monday 15th April)


Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans U
1h 34m
A tale of a rural life turned upside-down by the allure of the city. F.W. Murnau's stunningly staged romance is now widely regarded as one of the greatest artistic achievements of cinema's silent age.

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Monster 12A
2h 7m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Three stories, each from a different perspective, untangle the tale of a young boy's behavioural problems in this humanistic and powerful family drama directed by acclaimed filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters).

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Tuesday 16th April


Baltimore 15
1h 38m
A bold and thrilling psychological portrait based on the true story of Rose Dugdale, an English heiress who rejected her life of wealth and privilege to join an IRA raid on an english country estate.

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The Delinquents 12A
3h 10m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
An epic, farcical comedy about a weary bank clerks hare-brained scheme to rob his employer, admit to the crime, and somehow end up with enough money to retire. Argentina’s official entry for the 2024 Academy Awards.

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Coming soon

Small, Slow But Steady directed by Shô Miyake

Io Capitano

Showing from Friday 19th April
Humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

Mother and Son directed by Léonor Serraille

Evil Does Not Exist

Showing from Saturday 19th April
Captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) about the residents of a rural Japanese village opposing the development of a luxury “glamping” site.

The Super 8 Years directed by Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot

Mothers’ Instinct

Showing from Friday 19th April
The seeds of guilt and paranoia are sewn between two friends in this tense psychological thriller set in suburban America, starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

Become a member

Our community of UPP members get exclusive discounts including 2 free tickets, a free drink at our cosy bar and £2 off the price of tickets. 

UPP News

Find out the latest news and updates from the UPP and our community

Magic Hour: Days of Heaven Returns

Magic Hour: Days of Heaven Returns

My students are often surprised to hear me say that there are a number of films I have seen well over 10 times at the cinema, in a ... Read more

New and Improved Annual Membership

New and Improved Annual Membership

We're revamping our Annual Membership to offer you an array of brand new perks to choose from. Starting this Friday (22nd March) ... Read more

Maona presents African Cinema at the UPP

Maona presents African Cinema at the UPP

Maona is an organization founded by Tatenda Jamera, a filmmaker and curator, in response to the lack of authentic African stories ... Read more

Hire the cinema

Our unique art-deco venue is the perfect place for private screenings, children and adult birthday parties, fundraisers, premieres, presentations, community events, film festivals and more.

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