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SAFAR Film Festival 2024

SAFAR Film Festival 2024

The SAFAR Film Festival is the largest festival in the UK dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. Founded in 2012, SAFAR showcases the broad spectrum of film from the region by working with curators on themed programmes and inviting filmmakers for live Q&As and...

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New and Improved Annual Membership

New and Improved Annual Membership

We're revamping our Annual Membership to offer you an array of brand new perks to choose from. Starting this Friday (22nd March) you'll have the opportunity to select from three tiers of membership, tailored to suit your preferences and budget. No matter which...

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Maona presents African Cinema at the UPP

Maona presents African Cinema at the UPP

Maona is an organization founded by Tatenda Jamera, a filmmaker and curator, in response to the lack of authentic African stories being exhibited on the big screen. The name "Maona," meaning "you have seen" in the Shona language from Zimbabwe, reflects the...

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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 ever and, this year, is coming to The Ultimate Picture Palace. Since 2004, the Japan Foundation, London has been organising an annual...

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Our December 2023 programme is now on sale!

Our December 2023 programme is now on sale!

A gothic ghost story, deadpan comedy from Finland, an epic historical drama, and a season of classics celebrating the work of two of Britain’s greatest ever filmmakers. Our December programme is now on sale! You can download a PDF version by clicking the link at the...

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UPP Ticket Price Update

UPP Ticket Price Update

As an independent, community-owned business we are always mindful of the need to carefully balance the requirements of the business and those of our customers. Over the past year, due to the rising costs of utilities as well as increased fees from regular suppliers,...

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Pre-Code Hollywood: the Rules are Made to be Broken

Pre-Code Hollywood: the Rules are Made to be Broken

Listen up, all you dirty rats and hot dames. Let us transport you back to Hollywood’s savage years, when the restrictive censorship of the Hays Code wasn’t worth the paper it was written on. Before the Hollywood censors decided to enforce the rules around sexuality,...

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Blood & Celluloid: Vampire Film Festival (Sat 15 Oct)

Blood & Celluloid: Vampire Film Festival (Sat 15 Oct)

Join us on Saturday 15th October 2022, between midday and midnight, for an all-day celebration of classic vampire films. Supported by the BFI, Blood and Celluloid: Vampire Film Festival features five films exploring different themes within the vampire film genre, with...

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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!