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 (Friday 1st March)

15:30

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

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18:00

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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21:00

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)

15:45

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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18:00

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

Book here

20:30

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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!