In the Heat of the Night12A
While passing through a Mississippi town, a black detective from Philadelphia is wrongly accused of murder. After clearing his name he is asked to help investigate the case. Late acting legend Sidney Poitier stars in this tense detective drama which combines incisive social commentary, vivid cinematography, and Quincy Jones’s eclectic score to thrilling effect.
‘The plot is a set-up, a stacked deck, yet the atmosphere is palpably unpleasant, and Poitier and Steiger have a field day.’
Adrian Turner, Radio Times
‘Hindsight has lent this gripping, serious-minded melodrama a certain righteous intensity.’
Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
What else is on?
Today (Tuesday 3rd October)
Tomorrow (Wednesday 4th October)
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!