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Rye Lane

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Martin Scorsese Selectrospective

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The Beasts

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THUR 13 APR 18:00

Fashion Reimagined + Q&A

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

Today (Sunday 2nd April)


Marcel the Shell with Shoes On PG
1h 30m
An offbeat and wholeheartedly moving animated tale about a one-inch-tall walking-talking sea shell who becomes a global superstar. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Oscars and BAFTAs.

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1976 15
1h 36m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
Tense and atmospheric drama about a middle-class woman who is drawn into helping a political dissident during the dictatorial reign of General Pinochet. Winner of Best Debut Film at London Film Festival.

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Rye Lane 15
1h 22m
A day in the life of two young Londoners who connect while trying to get over their recent romantic heartbreaks. Raine Allen Miller’s debut is an upbeat romcom bursting with visual vibrancy and infectious charm.

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Tomorrow (Monday 3rd April)


After Hours 15
1h 37m
Martin Scorsese's frantic screwball comedy following an uptight office worker's nightmarish late-night odyssey on the streets of New York as he tries to get home with no money.

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The Middle Man 15
1h 35m
Darkly humorous satirical drama following the life of a newly employed “Middle Man”, hired by a small-town community to be the bearer of bad news after a sudden outbreak of accidents and deaths.

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Coming soon

The Beasts directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen

The Beasts

Showing from Friday 7th April
Rural-set thriller in which a French couple living in Spain are drawn into an ever escalating conflict with locals after rejecting an offer to buy their land. Winner of nine Goya Awards, including Best Film.

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom Directed by Pawo Choyning Dorji

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Showing from Sunday 9th April
A young teacher in Bhutan is reassigned to a school in the remote village of Lunana in this uplifting drama about finding contentment in unexpected places. Nominated for Best International Feature at the Oscars.

God’s Creatures Directed by Saela Davis

God’s Creatures

Showing from Friday 14th April
Emily Watson and Paul Mescal star in this starkly powerful psychological drama about a mother who is torn between protecting her beloved son and her sense of moral duty.

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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

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Scorsese: Cinema’s Last Man Standing

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Best International Feature Nominees – Oscars 2023

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