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WED 29 JUN 18:15

Ethics In Film presents: Robot & Frank

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British Crime Classic Season

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Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

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

Today (Tuesday 28th June)


Get Carter 18
1h 51m
Restored and re-released by the BFI, Mike Hodges' gritty British crime thriller starring Michael Caine as a vicious London gangster with revenge on his mind.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 29th June)


Olga 15
Socially distanced
1h 25m | Ukrainian & French w/ English subtitles
Powerful Ukrainian drama in which a young athlete goes abroad to train for the Olympics when political revolt erupts in her home of Kiev.

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Robot & Frank 12A
1h 29m + 30m Q&A
One-off screening of Jake Schreier Sundance Award-winning quirky sci-fi followed by a Q&A organised by the Wellcome Centre for Ethics & Humanities and Reuben College.

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Men 15
1h 40m
A feverish, shape-shifting horror by Alex Garland (Ex-Machina) in which a young woman (Jessie Buckley) is stalked by sinister forces in the English countryside.

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Coming soon

Between Two Worlds

Showing from Friday 1st July
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author working as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

Image of Timothee Chalamet playing Paul Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson playing Jessica in the film Dune. They are both dressed in brown clothing staring into the distance in front of a backdrop of desert and mountains

Il Buco

Showing from Saturday 2nd July
Michelangelo Frammartino returns with another work of mystical beauty about a group of cavers in the mountains of Southern Italy.


Showing from Saturday 9th July
A Portuguese couple, living in London, fight to reclaim custody of their children. Winner of the Best Debut at the Venice Film Festival.

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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

Seven Days Left to #OwnTheUPP

Seven Days Left to #OwnTheUPP

Our campaign to become a community-owned cinema has entered its final week, and there’s still time for you to buy community shares and ... Read more

Richard Curtis Supports #OwnTheUPP Campaign

Richard Curtis Supports #OwnTheUPP Campaign

BAFTA Award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Richard Curtis is the latest among the ranks of notable names, as well as more than 950 ... Read more

Lights, Community, Action! Special Events

Lights, Community, Action! Special Events

With our "Lights, Community, Action!" campaign to become community-owned cinema underway, we have partnered up with various Oxford ... 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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