It Happened One NightU

Directed by Frank Capra | USA | 1934 | 1h 45m | Starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

On the run from her overbearing father, a pampered socialite links up with a cynical newspaper reporter who offers to help her evade her pursuers. But during their travels, the reporter finds himself falling for the feisty young heiress. One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic comedies, Frank Capra’s 1934 classic was the first film to sweep all five major Oscar categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay).

A one-off free screening to celebrate the launch of our ‘Lights, Community, Action!’ community-ownership campaign. Booking essential.

Reviews

‘As buoyant and elegant as bubbles in a glass of champagne, Frank Capra’s sublime 1934 comedy survives triumphantly because of its wit, charm, and romantic idealism.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘It’s every romantic comedy you’ve ever seen. They can all be traced back here, virtually without exception, for eight straight decades now.’
★★★★★
Mike D’Angelo, The AV Club

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We showed It Happened One Night between April 29, 2022 and April 30, 2022.

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Today (Wednesday 5th October)

16:00

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18:15

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Socially Distanced
1h 37m | French w/ English subtitles
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20:30

Moonage Daydream 15
2h 15m
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Tomorrow (Thursday 6th October)

12:30

See How They Run 12A
Baby Club
1h 38m
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Adrien Brody feature in an all-star ensemble for Tom George’s entertaining murder mystery comedy romp set in 1950s London.

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15:15

Moonage Daydream 15
Socially Distanced
2h 15m
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen weaves archival footage of David Bowie to present a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the 20th-century’s most iconic artists.

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18:15

See How They Run 12A
1h 38m
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Adrien Brody feature in an all-star ensemble for Tom George’s entertaining murder mystery comedy romp set in 1950s London.

Book here

20:30

Her Way 18
1h 37m | French w/ English subtitles
Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!) gives a magnetic performance as a sex worker forced outside her safety zone to help her wayward son get into cookery school.

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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!