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 8th February)

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18:30

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20:30

Empire of Light 15
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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Tomorrow (Thursday 9th February)

12:30

Empire of Light 15
Parent + Baby Screening
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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15:00

Empire of Light 15
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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17:30

TÁR 15
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

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20:45

More Than Ever 15
2h 3m | French & Norwegian w/ English subtitles
Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Corsage) and the late Gaspard Ulliel star in this moving story of a couple whose deep bond is put to the test after an unexpected life-changing diagnosis.

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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!