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.
Tomorrow (Sunday 23rd January)
Monday 24th January
Showing from Friday 28th January
Paul Thomas Anderson’s freewheeling love story about an unlikely pair of entrepreneurs in 70s California.
Showing from Friday 4th February
Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama about a young boy’s family growing up in 1960s Belfast.
World of Wong Kar-Wai
Sun 30 Jan – Wed 23 Feb
Classic season celebrating the sensual visuals and soulful romanticism of Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai.
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
We've only been able to open for six months this year, but those six months were crammed with excellent films! Check out our top ten ... Read more
Join us in January for a classic season of stunning directorial debuts, from genre-defining crime-noirs to incredible visionary tales ... 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.