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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Today (Wednesday 8th February)

15:15

TÁR 15
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

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18:30

Pariah 15
1h 26m
Part of LGBTQ History Month, Oxford Pride presents a one-off screening of Dee Rees' trailblazing coming-of-age drama about a Brooklyn teenager juggling conflicting identities in a search for sexual expression.

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20:30

Empire of Light 15
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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Tomorrow (Thursday 9th February)

12:30

Empire of Light 15
Parent + Baby Screening
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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15:00

Empire of Light 15
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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17:30

TÁR 15
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

Book here

20:45

More Than Ever 15
2h 3m | French & Norwegian w/ English subtitles
Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Corsage) and the late Gaspard Ulliel star in this moving story of a couple whose deep bond is put to the test after an unexpected life-changing diagnosis.

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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!