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NOW SHOWING

Challengers

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TUE 21ST & WED 22ND MAY

Maona presents: Mapantsula

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COMING SOON

Love Lies Bleeding

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TUE 28TH MAY 6PM

Kafka on Film: The Trial

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SHOWING FROM FRI 31 MAY

La Chimera

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 19th May)

14:45

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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17:15

Challengers 15
2h 11m
Jealousy, lust, and betrayal take centre court in this propulsively energetic love-triangle sports drama starring Zendaya and Josh O'Connor, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name).

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20:00

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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Tomorrow (Monday 20th May)

18:00

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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20:30

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry 15
1h 50m | Georgian w/ English subtitles
In a Georgian village, a middle-aged woman vows never to marry, causing intrigue amongst the locals. But when she unexpectedly begins to fall in love, she must choose between her life of independence and romance.

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Coming soon

Small, Slow But Steady directed by Shô Miyake

Nezouh

Showing from Friday 24th May
Award-winning magical-realist Syrian drama following a family who must decide whether to stay in their besieged hometown or to embark on a journey into the unknown. 

Mother and Son directed by Léonor Serraille

Love Lies Bleeding

Showing from Friday 24th May
In Rose Glass’ follow-up to her debut Saint Maud, Kristen Stewart and Katy O’Brian play star-crossed lovers in this muscular 1980s crime thriller drenched in body oil, sweat, and blood.

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

La Chimera

Showing from Friday 31st May
Josh O’Connor stars as an archaeologist hunting for treasures to sell on the black market and the ghost of his former lover in Alice Rohrwacher’s (Happy As Lazzaro) enchanting tale of love lost.

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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

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SAFAR Film Festival 2024

SAFAR Film Festival 2024

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The Cook, the Thief….an Acquired Taste

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Magic Hour: Days of Heaven Returns

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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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