In 1940s News York, a down-on-this-luck grifter joins a travelling carnival and gains favour by helping them swindle the wealthy elite. Hoping for a big score, he hatches a scheme to con a dangerous tycoon with help from a mysterious psychiatrist – but can she be trusted? A stellar ensemble cast enriches this visually flamboyant and fantastically sinister film noir by Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro (Pan Labyrinth, The Shape of Water). Nominated for four Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and three BAFTAs.
‘The monsters of Nightmare Alley are human-made – byproducts of guilt and greed…a neo-noir knockout’
Mark Kermode, The Observer
‘It’s hard to think of a noir story that would be better suited to del Toro as a director — the arch-fabulist who fears men more than he does monsters.’
Clarisse Loughery, The Independent
What else is on?
Today (Tuesday 29th November)
Tomorrow (Wednesday 30th November)
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!