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Evil Does Not Exist

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MON 22 APR 6.15PM

A Year In A Field

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Late Night With the Devil

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Still the Enemy Within + Q&A

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The Teachers' Lounge

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 21st April)


Days of Heaven 12A
1h 34m
Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully shot movies in American cinema history, Terrence Malick's timeless American idyll set in early 20th-century America has been recently restored in 4K.

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Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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Mothers' Instinct 15
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 34m
The seeds of guilt, suspicion and paranoia are sewn between two friends in this suspenseful psychological thriller set in suburban America and starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)


A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) following residents of a small rural village nestled outside Tokyo opposing the development of a luxury "glamping" site on their land.

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Coming soon

Small, Slow But Steady directed by Shô Miyake

Disco Boy

Showing from Friday 26th April
A Belarusian migrant joins the Foreign Legion in order to obtain French citizenship in this dreamlike debut by Giacomo Abbruzzese, starring Franz Rogowski (Passages).

Mother and Son directed by Léonor Serraille

The Sweet East

Showing from Friday 3rd May
Jacob Elordi and Ayo Edebiri star in this hazy road-movie about a teenager’s trip across America where she encounters pseudo-intellectuals, wannabe artists, and Neo-Nazis.

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

Close Your Eyes

Showing from Saturday 4th May
A filmmaker is interviewed about an actor who mysteriously disappeared decades ago. A stunning exploration of memory by legendary director Víctor Erice (The Spirit of the Beehive).

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

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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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