Challengers15

Directed by Luca Guadagnino | USA | 2024 | 2h 11m | Starring Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, Mike Faist, Bryan Doo, A.J. Lister

Tenacious tennis player turned coach Tashi has been instrumental in propelling her husband to the pinnacle of his game. Seeking to snap him out of a recent losing streak, she enrols him in a “Challenger” tournament where, unknown to them, his former best friend (and Tashi’s ex-lover) has also entered. As the trio reunite, memories of their youthful love triangle resurface, giving rise to feelings of jealousy, lust, and betrayal. Zendaya and Josh O’Connor co-star in this propulsively energic and seductive sports drama directed by the award-winning filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name).

Reviews

‘The most purely pleasurable film of the year so far. Like a great tennis match, it’s a clash of sleekly honed bodies and minds, and the question of who finally comes out on top is irrelevant to the fun of the struggle itself.’
★★★★★
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

‘Luca Guadagnino’s thrilling new movie posits that every conversation is a tennis match, and every tennis match is a sex scene – you will be powerless to resist it’
★★★★★
Clarisse Loughery, The Independent

Book tickets

Sunday 19 May

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Tuesday 21 May

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Wednesday 22 May

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Thursday 23 May

Deaf/HOH Subtitles

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Friday 24 May

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Saturday 25 May

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Sunday 26 May

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Monday 27 May

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Wednesday 29 May

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Thursday 30 May

Parent + Baby Screening

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Thursday 30 May

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What else is on?

Today (Sunday 19th May)

14:45

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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17:15

Challengers 15
2h 11m
Jealousy, lust, and betrayal take centre court in this propulsively energetic love-triangle sports drama starring Zendaya and Josh O'Connor, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name).

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20:00

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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Tomorrow (Monday 20th May)

18:00

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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20:30

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry 15
1h 50m | Georgian w/ English subtitles
In a Georgian village, a middle-aged woman vows never to marry, causing intrigue amongst the locals. But when she unexpectedly begins to fall in love, she must choose between her life of independence and romance.

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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!