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FRI 12 – THU 18 AUG

Cinema Closed for Maintenance

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COMING SOON

Hit the Road

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SUN 21 AUG – TUE 5 SEPT

The Apu Trilogy

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FRI 19 AUG – WED 14 SEPT

David Cronenberg Classics

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

Friday 19th August

16:30

Fire of Love PG
1h 33m
Fascinating documentary about fearless French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, whose love for volcanoes was only matched by their love for each other.

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18:45

Hit the Road 12A
1h 34m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Iranian filmmaker Panah Panâhi’s debut feature is a joyous drama blending heartbreak and humour. Winner of Best Film at London Film Festival 2021.

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21:00

Dead Ringers 18
1h 55m
Jeremy Irons plays the role of twin doctors who trade each others’ identities, lives, and lovers in David Cronenberg’s award-winning psychological thriller.

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Saturday 20th August

16:00

Closed Curtain 12A
1h 46m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Made while under house arrest, Jafar Panahi’s engrossing meditation on censorship and creativity follows a reclusive writer, shutting himself out from the outside world.

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18:30

Dead Ringers 18
1h 55m
Jeremy Irons plays the role of twin doctors who trade each others’ identities, lives, and lovers in David Cronenberg’s award-winning psychological thriller.

Book here

21:00

Hit the Road 12A
1h 34m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Iranian filmmaker Panah Panâhi’s debut feature is a joyous drama blending heartbreak and humour. Winner of Best Film at London Film Festival 2021.

Book here


Coming soon

Anaïs In Love

Showing from Friday 26th August
Playful and passioante French romantic comedy-drama about a young woman who becomes captivated by her lover’s partner.

Taxi Tehran by Jafar Panahi

Taxi Tehran

Showing from Saturday 27th August
Banned from making movies by the Iranian government, Jafar Panahi takes a hidden camera and gets behind the wheel of a taxi. 

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Grease

Showing on Monday 29th August
One-off Bank Holiday screening of Randal Kleiser’s undeniably entertaining musical romance starring the late Olivia Newton-John.

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

Cinema closed for maintenance (12 – 18 August)

Cinema closed for maintenance (12 – 18 August)

The cinema will be closed for annual maintenance between Friday 12th and Thursday 18th August. We will be open again as usual from ... Read more

Job Vacancy: Cleaner (P/T Morning)

Job Vacancy: Cleaner (P/T Morning)

We are now accepting applications for a part-time morning Cleaner at Oxford’s oldest and only independent cinema. The successful ... Read more

Lights, Community, Action! Campaign Is A Success

Lights, Community, Action! Campaign Is A Success

Everyone who’s had a part in securing the future for The Ultimate Picture Palace – including its new community owners – can celebrate ... 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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