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The Iron Claw

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EVERY WEDNESDAY IN MARCH

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024

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The Zone of Interest

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SUN 3 – MON 25 MAR

Oxford International Women's Festival Classics

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Bob Marley: One Love

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JFTFP24: Twilight Cinema Blues

JFTFP24: Twilight Cinema Blues

Showing from March 27, 2024

When a young filmmaker befriends a homeless film lover, the two become involved with their local independent cinema. Hideo Jojo’s ... Find out more

JFTFP24: Ripples

JFTFP24: Ripples

Showing from March 20, 2024

A woman whose husband and son suddenly leave her to turns to a new religious cult for comfort. However, her newfound tranquility is ... Find out more

JFTFP24: Mondays: See You ‘This’ Week!

JFTFP24: Mondays: See You ‘This’ Week!

Showing from March 13, 2024

A group of office workers realise that their lives are stuck in an endless loop. The only way to stop the cycle? To convince their ... Find out more

JFTFP24: Festival Pass

JFTFP24: Festival Pass

Showing from March 6, 2024

Festival Pass for The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024. Purchase a limited pass to get tickets to all four screenings for ... Find out more

The Iron Claw

The Iron Claw

Showing from March 1, 2024

Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who ... Find out more

Odyssey 2024 Presents: Lust, Caution

Odyssey 2024 Presents: Lust, Caution

Showing from March 20, 2024

Chinese Film Festival Odyssey 2024 presents this one-off screening of Ang Lee's sensual historical crime drama set in Hong Kong and ... Find out more

The Taste of Things

The Taste of Things

Showing from March 8, 2024

In 19th-century France, love blossoms between a revered gourmet chef and his cook. Benoît Magimel and Juliette Binoche star in this ... Find out more

Bob Marley: One Love

Bob Marley: One Love

Showing from March 8, 2024

The true story of how reggae musician Bob Marley rose to fame, from his childhood in Jamaica to becoming a global symbol of resistance ... Find out more

Eureka

Eureka

Showing from March 9, 2024

Viggo Mortensen stars in Lisandro Alonso’s metaphysical drama that traverses the American continent, bridging both time and space, ... Find out more

Olive Gibbs: A Remarkable Woman

Olive Gibbs: A Remarkable Woman

Showing from March 10, 2024

Olive Gibbs was twice Lord Mayor of Oxford and the first woman chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. One-off screening of a ... Find out more

Wicked Little Letters

Wicked Little Letters

Showing from March 15, 2024

When residents of Littlehampton start receiving obscene letters, a group of locals take it upon themselves to investigate. An ... Find out more

Perfect Days

Perfect Days

Showing from March 15, 2024

Legendary director Wim Wenders (Paris Texas, Wings of Desire) paints an unconventional portrait of Tokyo in this gentle tale of a ... Find out more

Banel & Adama

Banel & Adama

Showing from March 16, 2024

A young couple face mounting pressure from their families as they strive to break free from tradition. Senegal’s submission for the ... Find out more

Showing Up

Showing Up

Showing from March 22, 2024

Michelle Williams stars as a sculptor grappling with the stresses of work and family life as she prepares for a potentially ... Find out more

Red Island

Red Island

Showing from March 22, 2024

An eight-year-old boy gradually becomes aware of the complex world surrounding him in Robin Campillo's (120 BPM) semi-autobiographical ... Find out more

Four Daughters

Four Daughters

Showing from March 24, 2024

Fact and fiction mix in this documentary reconstructing the story of a Tunisian mother and how her two eldest daughters were ... Find out more

Adoption

Adoption

Showing from March 24, 2024

Trailblazing auteur Márta Mészáros became the first woman filmmaker to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for this 1975 ... Find out more

Morvern Callar

Morvern Callar

Showing from March 17, 2024

A young woman grapples with identity and liberation after the sudden death of her boyfriend in Lynne Ramsay's (We Need to Talk About ... Find out more

The Watermelon Woman

The Watermelon Woman

Showing from March 11, 2024

A black lesbian documentary filmmaker in 1990s Philadelphia uncovers the hidden history of a black actress from the 1930s in this ... Find out more

UPP News

News, blog posts, and announcements from The Ultimate Picture Palace

Elaine May’s A New Leaf

Elaine May’s A New Leaf

Now 91 (and long may she last), Elaine May is a fascinating 1970s Hollywood figure and one of the few (only?) mainstream women ... Read more

The Man Who Ate His Shoe

The Man Who Ate His Shoe

Cinema lovers will continue to celebrate 2024 in style when the UPP screens a selection of films directed by the “none more maverick” ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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!