Welcome to the Ultimate Picture Palace
The UPP is Oxford’s only independent cinema and one of the oldest cinemas in the UK. We show a mix of independent, mainstream, international, and classic films all in our cosy single-screen auditorium. Find us just off the Cowley Road in East Oxford.
Today (Tuesday 24th May)
Tomorrow (Wednesday 25th May)
Showing from Friday 27th May
A stunningly compassionate look at mortality, presented in split-screen, by “enfant terrible” of French cinema Gaspar Noé (Climax).
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Showing from Friday 3rd June
A big-hearted sci-fi action romp starring Michelle Yeoh and directed by Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert (Swiss Army Man).
Showing from Friday 10th June
Written by acclaimed director Terence Davies, this profoundly moving drama explores the life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon.
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.
Find out the latest news and updates from the UPP and our community
With our "Lights, Community, Action!" campaign to become community-owned cinema underway, we have partnered up with various Oxford ... Read more
With our new programme now online (full listings here), take a look at some of the classic films we’ll be showing throughout May and ... 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.