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Lights, Community, Action! Special Events

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NOW SHOWING

The Northman

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NOW SHOWING

The Worst Person in the World

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COMING SOON

Downton Abbey: A New Era

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. 

What's on

Today (Wednesday 25th May)

20:45

The Worst Person in the World 15
2h 8m | Norwegian w/ English subtitles
Joachim Trier's Oscar-nominated Norwegian drama about a woman at a crossroads in her romantic and professional life.

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Tomorrow (Thursday 26th May)

15:00

Ennio 15
2h 36m
An insightful portrait of one of the most popular and prolific film composers of the twentieth century, legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

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18:15

Bulado Rating-TBC
1h 27m | Dutch & Papiamento w/ English subtitles
MAONA Art presents a one-off screening of Eché Janga's magical drama from Curaçao about a young girl's difficult journey to adulthood.

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20:45

Going to the World's Fair 15
1h 26m
Jane Schoenbrun explores internet folklore (“creepypasta”) and the loneliness of online adolescence in this haunting and experimental lo-fi horror.

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Coming soon

Vortex

Showing from Friday 27th May
A stunningly compassionate look at mortality, presented in split-screen, by “enfant terrible” of French cinema Gaspar Noé (Climax).

Image of Timothee Chalamet playing Paul Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson playing Jessica in the film Dune. They are both dressed in brown clothing staring into the distance in front of a backdrop of desert and mountains

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).

Benediction

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. 

UPP News

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

Lights, Community, Action! Special Events

Lights, Community, Action! Special Events

With our "Lights, Community, Action!" campaign to become community-owned cinema underway, we have partnered up with various Oxford ... Read more

May-June 2022 Classics

May-June 2022 Classics

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

UPP Membership Screening Days – May 2022

UPP Membership Screening Days – May 2022

Thursday 5th May & Wednesday 11th May As part of our “Lights, Community, Action!” share offer campaign to make the Ultimate ... 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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