The Color Purple12A
Separated from her sister and children, Celie’s life becomes a series of hardships and heartbreaks. With the support of a singer and her stepdaughter, she eventually discovers strength in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel explores love and resilience through one woman’s journey to independence in early 20th-century America.
Nominated two BAFTA Awards, including Best Leading Actress (Fantasia Barrino) and Best Supporting Actress (Danielle Brooks).
‘The Color Purple is a big, brash spectacle, an extravaganza blending the styles of Broadway musicals, Hollywood studio movies and music videos, with a mix of gospel, pop, blues and ballads, all of that coming together smoothly in one exuberant film.’
Caryn James, BBC
‘This is an all-singing, all-sobbing weepie with sequins, featuring comedy, uproarious choreography, and a suite of soul R&B and gospel numbers that will have you bopping along in your seat.’
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
What else is on?
Today (Friday 1st March)
Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)
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!