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 (Wednesday 5th October)

18:15

Her Way 18
Socially Distanced
1h 37m | French w/ English subtitles
Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!) gives a magnetic performance as a sex worker forced outside her safety zone to help her wayward son get into cookery school.

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20:30

Moonage Daydream 15
2h 15m
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen weaves archival footage of David Bowie to present a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the 20th-century’s most iconic artists.

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Tomorrow (Thursday 6th October)

12:30

See How They Run 12A
Baby Club
1h 38m
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Adrien Brody feature in an all-star ensemble for Tom George’s entertaining murder mystery comedy romp set in 1950s London.

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15:15

Moonage Daydream 15
Socially Distanced
2h 15m
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen weaves archival footage of David Bowie to present a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the 20th-century’s most iconic artists.

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18:15

See How They Run 12A
1h 38m
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Adrien Brody feature in an all-star ensemble for Tom George’s entertaining murder mystery comedy romp set in 1950s London.

Book here

20:30

Her Way 18
1h 37m | French w/ English subtitles
Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!) gives a magnetic performance as a sex worker forced outside her safety zone to help her wayward son get into cookery school.

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!