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Scorsese: Cinema’s Last Man Standing

Scorsese: Cinema’s Last Man Standing

There are not many film directors who have shaped my life since the early 1970s and still continue to do so to this day. Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, Ken Loach and Martin Scorsese are about the only ones who spring to mind, so it is an absolute pleasure to see the...

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Best International Feature Nominees – Oscars 2023

Best International Feature Nominees – Oscars 2023

Throughout February and March, we’re showing all five films nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. From Jerzy Skolimowski’s Polish drama about a lone donkey’s journey across Europe, to Belgian filmmaker Lukas Dhont’s...

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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 Malick’s 1973 unforgettable debut Badlands which is, like every other movie released that year, now celebrating its 50th birthday. In...

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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 watch movies on streaming “platforms” rather than go to the cinema and increasing numbers of films (to cinema managers’ ire) are now...

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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 new releases from the past twelve months. Whether you’re a fan of documentaries, romantic dramas, action-packed thrillers, or erotic...

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Why We Love These Christmas Classics

Why We Love These Christmas Classics

With the Christmas season well and truly here, it's natural for us to find solace in mince pies, mulled wine, and a feast of festive films to indulge in at the cinema! Our season of Christmas classics is now on sale – running between Saturday 10th and Friday 23rd...

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Cronenberg: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Cronenberg: Something Wicked This Way Comes

It is highly unlikely that many of us, emerging slightly soiled and perturbed from a double bill of Shivers and Rabid, back in 1977, would have predicted that over 40 years later, as he approached 80, Canadian film maker David Cronenberg would still be making...

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Love Like Blood – Cries and Whispers 50th Anniversary

Love Like Blood – Cries and Whispers 50th Anniversary

The main reason why you need to catch Bergman’s fifty year old but beautifully restored (by the BFI) melodrama Cries and Whispers is to experience the genius of its Oscar winning cinematography by Sven Nykvist on the big screen. This is a dark, shrill, hysterical and...

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!