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FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY 6PM

Empire of Light + Producer Q&A

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WED 8 FEB 18:30

Oxford Pride Presents: Pariah

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COMING SOON

The Whale

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TUE 14 FEB 20:00

Anti-Valentine's Day Classic: Badlands

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 (Wednesday 8th February)

15:15

TÁR 15
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

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18:30

Pariah 15
1h 26m
Part of LGBTQ History Month, Oxford Pride presents a one-off screening of Dee Rees' trailblazing coming-of-age drama about a Brooklyn teenager juggling conflicting identities in a search for sexual expression.

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20:30

Empire of Light 15
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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Tomorrow (Thursday 9th February)

12:30

Empire of Light 15
Parent + Baby Screening
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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15:00

Empire of Light 15
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

Book here

17:30

TÁR 15
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

Book here

20:45

More Than Ever 15
2h 3m | French & Norwegian w/ English subtitles
Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Corsage) and the late Gaspard Ulliel star in this moving story of a couple whose deep bond is put to the test after an unexpected life-changing diagnosis.

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Coming soon

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed by Laura Poitras

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Showing from Friday 10th February
Emotionally raw documentary covering artist Nan Goldin’s career and her fight to hold the Sackler family to account for the American opioid crisis. Winner of Best Film at the Venice Film Festival.

Alice Darling by Mary Nighy

Alice, Darling

Showing from Friday 10th February
Anna Kendrick stars in this tense and taut psychological thriller about a young woman whose controlling partner unexpectedly turns up at a friend’s birthday getaway.

Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi

Holy Spider

Showing from Saturday 11th February
A darkly atmospheric crime drama inspired by the true story of Iran’s most notorious serial killer by the director of the award-winning 2018 Swedish fantasy Border.

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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

Outlaw Lovers on the Run: Badlands

Outlaw Lovers on the Run: Badlands

The famous Bonnie and Clyde tagline: “They’re young. They’re in love. They kill people.” could have easily been applied to Terrence ... Read more

Bringin’ in the 2023 Cheer

Bringin’ in the 2023 Cheer

One of the longer lasting effects of the Covid lockdowns is the fact that increasing numbers of people are choosing to stay at home and Read more

The UPP’s Top Ten Films of 2022

The UPP’s Top Ten Films of 2022

Welcome to the UPP’s Top Ten Films of the 2022! A couple of weeks ago, we asked our staff and volunteers to vote for their favourite ... Read more

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