Our December 2023 programme is now on sale!

Our December 2023 programme is now on sale!

Nov 29, 2023 | News

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 bottom of this post, or visit our What’s On page to book your tickets today.

From Friday 8th December, we have some exciting new releases scheduled, many of which are surely primed to perform well at this year’s Oscars and BAFTAS. Emerald Fennel follows up her Oscar-winner Promising Young Woman with Saltburn, a darkly comic class satire based at Oxford University. We have also booked screenings of new releases by “awards season” big-hitters Bradley Cooper (Maestro, showing from Friday 15th December) and Ridley Scott (Napoleon, showing from Friday 22nd December). All three films will surely have their eyes on the prizes come February-March time.

This month’s programme also sees new films by acclaimed independent filmmakers Joanna Hogg (Gothic ghost story The Eternal Daughter, showing from Friday 8th December), Aki Kaurismäki (quirky Finnish rom-com Fallen Leaves, showing from Friday 15th December), and legendary German auteur Wim Wenders (stunning documentary Anselm, showing from Saturday 30th December).

If you’re looking for family friendly film to watch at the cinema over the Christmas period, come and see Wonka, written and directed by the creative duo behind the Paddington films, showing from Friday 29th December. And there is – of course – our annual screenings of It’s Wonderful Life just before we close for a short Christmas break.

We’re also very excited to be taking part in the BFI’s national tour ‘Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger’. During this new programme, we will be screening four true masterpieces of British cinema: The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, A Matter of Life and Death, and the BFI’s brand new 4K remaster of I Know Where I’m Going. As part of this season, we’ve been working with a group of young programmers from Active Learning who have helped us choose which films to show and will be hosting a special event screening of The Red Shoes on Monday 11th December.

And it wouldn’t be New Year’s Day without a screening of a really long classic to get ourselves properly settled into January. This time, we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of Miloš Forman’s extravagant Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart biopic Amadeus – The Director’s Cut. A must see on the big screen, so join us at 1pm on Monday 1st January 2024.

See you at the movies!

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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!