Dir. Ayten Amin | Egypt | 2021 | 1h 42m | Arabic/subs. | Starring Bassant Ahmed, Sarah Shedid, Basmala Elghaiesh

In a small city on the Nile Delta, a teenager lives a double life – conservative and veiled among her family yet outgoing and liberated through her online alter-ego. Featuring astonishing performances from a cast of non-professionals, this sensitive coming-of-age drama (co-produced by Wim Wenders)  is an acute examination of Egypt’s Generation Z.


‘Ayten Amin’s sharp, subtle coming-of-age drama [is a] shrewd and poignant study of social media identities’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


‘Amin’s quietly bristling film has a whole world going on under the surface.’ ★★★★ Danny Leigh, The FT

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Tomorrow (Sunday 2nd April)


Marcel the Shell with Shoes On PG
1h 30m
An offbeat and wholeheartedly moving animated tale about a one-inch-tall walking-talking sea shell who becomes a global superstar. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Oscars and BAFTAs.

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1976 15
1h 36m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
Tense and atmospheric drama about a middle-class woman who is drawn into helping a political dissident during the dictatorial reign of General Pinochet. Winner of Best Debut Film at London Film Festival.

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Rye Lane 15
1h 22m
A day in the life of two young Londoners who connect while trying to get over their recent romantic heartbreaks. Raine Allen Miller’s debut is an upbeat romcom bursting with visual vibrancy and infectious charm.

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Monday 3rd April


After Hours 15
1h 37m
Martin Scorsese's frantic screwball comedy following an uptight office worker's nightmarish late-night odyssey on the streets of New York as he tries to get home with no money.

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The Middle Man 15
1h 35m
Darkly humorous satirical drama following the life of a newly employed “Middle Man”, hired by a small-town community to be the bearer of bad news after a sudden outbreak of accidents and deaths.

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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!