The Electrical Life of Louis Wain12A

Directed by Will Sharpe | UK | 2021 | 1h 51m | Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones

The extraordinary true story of Victorian-era painter Louis Wain, whose psychedelic anthropomorphised depiction of cats made him a renowned British artist. Benedict Cumberbatch gives an exquisite lead performance in his imaginative biopic focussing on Wain’s relationship with his wife, his family, and – of course – his cats.

Reviews

‘An affable biopic about a great but troubled man, with plenty of artistic spirit of its own.’
★★★★
Hanna Flint, Time Out

‘Unexpectedly charming and sweet despite the inevitable dark routes taken, the film is an affecting watch, and Olivia Colman’s cheeky narration is an added treat’
★★★★
Alan Jones, Radio Times

Book tickets

Friday 21 January

4.00pmBook tickets
Saturday 22 January

6.15pmBook tickets
Sunday 23 January

8.30pmBook tickets
Tuesday 25 January

Deaf/HOH Subtitles

6.30pmBook tickets
Thursday 27 January

Socially Distanced

3.45pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Today (Monday 17th January)

18:15

The 400 Blows PG
1h 40m | French w/ English subtitles
Francois Truffaut's highly influential coming-of-age story about a young boy seeking refuge in truancy, petty crime, and cinema.

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20:30

The Humans 15
Socially Distanced
1h 48m
Psychological drama, adapted from the Tony Award-winning play, about a family coming together for a tense Thanksgiving dinner.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 18th January)

17:30

West Side Story 12A
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
2h 36m
Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the much-loved Oscar-winning original from 1961, starring Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler.

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20:45

The 400 Blows PG
1h 40m | French w/ English subtitles
Francois Truffaut's highly influential coming-of-age story about a young boy seeking refuge in truancy, petty crime, and cinema.

Book here


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!