May-June 2022 Classics

May-June 2022 Classics

May 12, 2022 | News

With our new programme now online (full listings here), take a look at some of the classic films we’ll be showing throughout May and June 2022, including a couple of Westerns with legendary musical scores, family-friendly films for half-term, and a season curated by Oxford Pride.

From Sunday 22nd May, we’ll be screening the brand new documentary all about one most popular and prolific film composers of the twentieth century, Ennio Morricone. With the release of Ennio, we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to screen a couple of classics featuring scores by the man himself.

On Sunday 22nd May and Monday 23rd May, we will show Sergio Leone’s swaggering Western A Fistful Of Dollars. And on Sunday 29th May and Monday 30th May, we will show his brilliant follow-up For A Few Dollars More. Both films made Leone and Clint Eastwood legendary in terms revitalising the Western genre, but would these films have been as iconic without Morricone’s music? We don’t think so!

A Fistful of Dollars
Sunday 22 May 15:00 – Book Now
Monday 23 May 18:30 – Book Now

For A Few Dollars More
Sunday 29 May 15:00 – Book Now
Monday 30 May 17:45 – Book Now

Half-term Family Classics
With half-term on the horizon, we have devoted our afternoon matinees to films suitable for all ages. Alongside new releases such as Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Downton Abbey: A New Era, we have picked a few of our very favourite family-friendly classics.

We love an animated adventure, so we’ve picked Cartoon Saloon’s gorgeous, Oscar-nominated animation The Secret of Kells. After that we have a screening of the most-loved classics of the 1980s, Robert Zemeckis’ timeless time-travelling comedy Back to the Future. And finally, we wanted to mark what would have been Judy Garland’s 100th birthday this year with a screening of possibly the ultimate family picture, The Wizard of Oz.

The Secret of Kells
Wednesday 1 June 15:30 – Book Now

Back to the Future
Friday 2 June 15:30 – Book Now

The Wizard of Oz
Sunday 4 June 15:00 – Book Now

Oxford Pride Presents
Oxford Pride is back this June for another celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer life in Oxfordshire. The main festival will take place on Saturday 4th June, but there are events linked to Pride taking place all across the city throughout the month of June. We asked the organisers to curate a season of LGBTQ+ classics, and they have come up with this terrific season for you to enjoy.

My Beautiful Laundrette
Friday 3 June 21:00 – Book Now
Monday 6 June 18:15 – Book Now

Boys Don’t Cry
Monday 13 June 18:00 – Book Now
Thursday 16 June 21:00 – Book Now

Desert Hearts
Monday 20 June 18:30 – Booking Coming Soon
Wednesday 22 June 20:45 – Booking Coming Soon

The Birdcage
Monday 27 June 18:00 – Booking Coming Soon
Thursday 30 June 20:45 – Booking Coming Soon

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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!