The Fly18

Directed by David Cronenberg | USA | 1986 | 1h 36m | Starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

A brilliant scientist makes a technological breakthrough in teleportation and decides to test his new machine on himself. Unknown to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a monstrous merger of man and insect. A masterpiece of practical effects, Cronenberg’s iconic body-horror offers up a gnarly indictment of scientific hubris as well as a metaphor for terminal illness and 1980s AIDS panic.

Screenings on Friday 26th and Wednesday 31st will include a short introduction by UPP projectionist Ash Verjee. 

Reviews

‘Science fiction has rarely been this emotionally powerful or, ironically for a film with a mutant insect at its centre, so deeply human.’
★★★★★
Adam Smith, Empire Magazine

‘Only Cronenberg can get away with working out his raw phobias on screen while being poignantly witty and repulsively entertaining at the same time.’
★★★★
Alan Jones, Radio Times

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We showed The Fly between August 26, 2022 and August 31, 2022.

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What else is on?

Today (Saturday 15th June)

15:30

There's Still Tomorrow 15
1h 58m | Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of a mysterious letter inspires a housewife to stand up to her husband and imagine a better future for her family in this sweeping, record-breaking Italian melodrama.

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18:15

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 18
1h 23m
Back on the big screen for the film's 50th anniversary, Tobe Hooper's gritty and transgressive folk-horror slasher movie set out in the American sticks. Who will survive, and what will be left of them?

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20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 16th June)

14:30

Army of Shadows 12A
2h 25m | French w/ English subtitles
A group of French resistance fighters battle against the Nazis in German-controlled Marseilles as well as suspicion amongst their own ranks in Jean-Pierre Melville's gripping wartime thriller.

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17:30

Slow 15
1h 48m | Lithuanian w/ English subtitles
A dancer and a sign language interpreter redefine what intimacy means for their relationship when one of them reveals that they are asexual in this award-winning Lithuanian drama.

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20:00

There's Still Tomorrow 15
1h 58m | Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of a mysterious letter inspires a housewife to stand up to her husband and imagine a better future for her family in this sweeping, record-breaking Italian melodrama.

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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!