Lights, Community, Action! Launch Weekend

Lights, Community, Action! Launch Weekend

Apr 25, 2022 | News

Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May


Celebrate the launch of our “Lights, Community, Action!” campaign to become a community-owned and community-run cinema this weekend. From Friday 29th April, join us for drop-in sessions, free screenings, and special guest Q&As alongside our regular programme of new releases from around the world.

For more information about the campaign, go to: uppcinema.com/owntheupp

Here’s a full list of the exciting events taking place at The Ultimate Picture Palace this weekend:

FRIDAY 29TH APRIL

Lights, Community, Action! Open House
Friday 29th April. 11am–5pm
Come and celebrate with us for the launch of our campaign to become a community-owned and community-run cinema. The UPPCC Committee, UPP staff and volunteers will be at the cinema between 11am and 5pm to give you more info on the share offer campaign and to answer any questions you may have about investing. Tea and coffee will be served all day outside the cinema courtesy of Jericho Coffee Traders, with UPP Annual Membership holders getting a free hot drink (just show your membership card).

It Happened One Night (U)
Friday 29th April. Doors 8:30pm / Film 9pm
It was our previous owner Becky Hallsmith who dreamt of the UPP becoming community-owned, so we felt it was only fitting to celebrate the launch day with a free screening of one her very favourite films. One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic comedies, Frank Capra’s 1934 classic It Happened One Night stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert and was the first film to sweep all five major Oscar categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay). Tickets are free, booking essential.
Book now: https://uppcinema.com/show/it-happened-one-night/

SATURDAY 30TH APRIL

UPPCC Committee Presentations + Q&A
Saturday 30th April. 11am & 1pm
If you couldn’t join us on launch day and wanted to ask us about the campaign, we will be hosting a couple of presentations followed by audience Q&As with the committee behind the Lights, Community, Action share offer campaign. Join us at 11am and 1pm for a 10min presentation followed by 15-20min of Q&As and find out more about our exciting plans for the UPP. Free to attend, no booking required.

Peter Bradshaw presents: The Terminator (15)
Saturday 30th April. Doors 5:30pm / Intro 6pm / Film 6.15pm
We are delighted to welcome the Chief Film Critic of The Guardian newspaper Peter Bradshaw to introduce a one-off screening of 1984 sci-fi classic The Terminator. The screening will be preceded by a short talk and Q&A from Peter Bradshaw about what he loves about the film and why he chose to screen it at the UPP. Tickets cost £10 Adults, £9 Seniors, £8 Students/Claimants. Booking essential.
Book now: https://uppcinema.com/show/peter-bradshaw-presents-the-terminator/

SUNDAY 1ST MAY

The Ultimate Survivor + Q&A (U)
Sunday 1st May. Doors 3pm / Film 3.30pm / Q&A 4.30pm
This documentary tells the story of Oxford’s last standing independent cinema, The Ultimate Picture Palace. Spanning over 100 years, the film features interviews with former owner Bill Heine, cinema historian Ian Meyrick, and Oxford University alumni Ian Hislop (Private Eye) who recall the cinema’s colourful past. Screening followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Phil Hind and cinema historian Ian Meyrick. Tickets are free, booking essential.
Book now: https://uppcinema.com/show/the-ultimate-survivor-qa/

For more information about the campaign, go to: uppcinema.com/owntheupp

#OwnTheUPP

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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!