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.
Today (Sunday 2nd April)
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On PG1h 30m
Rye Lane 151h 22m
Tomorrow (Monday 3rd April)
After Hours 151h 37m
The Middle Man 151h 35m
Showing from Friday 7th April
Rural-set thriller in which a French couple living in Spain are drawn into an ever escalating conflict with locals after rejecting an offer to buy their land. Winner of nine Goya Awards, including Best Film.
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
Showing from Sunday 9th April
A young teacher in Bhutan is reassigned to a school in the remote village of Lunana in this uplifting drama about finding contentment in unexpected places. Nominated for Best International Feature at the Oscars.
Showing from Friday 14th April
Emily Watson and Paul Mescal star in this starkly powerful psychological drama about a mother who is torn between protecting her beloved son and her sense of moral duty.
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’re hiring! Duty Manager and Projectionist (P/T)
We're hiring a part-time Duty Manager and Projectionist, take a look at the information below about the role and how to ... Read more
Scorsese: Cinema’s Last Man Standing
There are not many film directors who have shaped my life since the early 1970s and still continue to do so to this day. ... Read more
Best International Feature Nominees – Oscars 2023
Throughout February and March, we’re showing all five films nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Academy Awards ... 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.