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NOW SHOWING

The Iron Claw

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EVERY WEDNESDAY IN MARCH

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024

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NOW SHOWING

The Zone of Interest

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SUN 3 – MON 25 MAR

Oxford International Women's Festival Classics

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COMING SOON

Bob Marley: One Love

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 3rd March)

14:45

A New Leaf PG
1h 42m
Charming screwball rom-com about a hapless playboy (Walter Matthau) who seeks to marry a wealthy heiress and murder her to inherit her fortune, written and directed by the film’s co-star Elaine May.

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17:00

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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20:00

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

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Tomorrow (Monday 4th March)

18:15

A New Leaf PG
1h 42m
Charming screwball rom-com about a hapless playboy (Walter Matthau) who seeks to marry a wealthy heiress and murder her to inherit her fortune, written and directed by the film’s co-star Elaine May.

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20:30

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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Coming soon

Small, Slow But Steady directed by Shô Miyake

Bob Marley: One Love

Showing from Friday 8th March
The true story of how reggae musician Bob Marley rose to fame, from his childhood in Jamaica to becoming a global symbol of resistance against oppression and an advocate for unity.

Mother and Son directed by Léonor Serraille

The Taste of Things

Showing from Friday 8th March
In 19th-century France, love blossoms between a revered gourmet chef and his cook. Benoît Magimel and Juliette Binoche star in this sensual drama beautifully shot by award-winning filmmaker Trân Anh Hùng.

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

Perfect Days

Showing from Friday 15th March
Legendary director Wim Wenders (Paris Texas, Wings of Desire) paints an unconventional portrait of Tokyo in this gentle tale of a Japanese cleaner balancing his time between his job and his passion for photography.

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

Elaine May’s A New Leaf

Elaine May’s A New Leaf

Now 91 (and long may she last), Elaine May is a fascinating 1970s Hollywood figure and one of the few (only?) mainstream women ... Read more

The Man Who Ate His Shoe

The Man Who Ate His Shoe

Cinema lovers will continue to celebrate 2024 in style when the UPP screens a selection of films directed by the “none more maverick” ... Read more

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (JFTFP24), returns with its biggest showcase ... 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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