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The Zone of Interest

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SAT 24 FEB 1PM

Occupied City

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All Of Us Strangers

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TUE 27 FEB 5.30PM

Battleship Potemkin / Drifters

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COMING SOON

The Iron Claw

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 (Saturday 24th February)

13:00

Occupied City 12A
4h 26m (inc. 15min intermission)
Oscar, BAFTA, and Turner Prize-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen presents this monumental documentary exploring the collision of the past with the present in 20th-century Amsterdam.

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18:00

All of Us Strangers 12A
1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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20:30

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 (Sunday 25th February)

14:15

Fitzcarraldo PG
2h 38m
One of Werner Herzog's most acclaimed and audacious films, telling the incredible story of an opera-loving fortune hunter who dreams of bringing opera to the heart of the Peruvian jungle.

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17:30

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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20:00

American Fiction 15
1h 57m
Jeffrey Wright gives an Oscar-nominated performance in Cord Jefferson's satirical comedy about a black professor who ridicules the hypocrisy of the publishing industry and unwittingly becomes a hit author.

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Coming soon

Small, Slow But Steady directed by Shô Miyake

The Iron Claw

Showing from Friday 1st March
Zac Efron, Lily James, and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin’s emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled personal tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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

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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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