The LadykillersPG

Directed by Alexander Mackendric | UK | 1955 | 1h 27m | Starring Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Katie Johnson, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Danny Green

Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery move into a little old lady’s boardinghouse under the pretext that they are classical musicians. For the heist to be a success, they need to keep their plan from the prying eyes of their temporary host – a task easier said than done. The final (and finest) of the Ealing Studios comedies is still as subversive and hilarious as it was when it was released nearly 70 years ago.

Reviews

‘A comic crime caper that still kills. Sixty-five years later the classic from Ealing Studios is still subversive, hilarious and distinctly English’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘One of the great Ealing comedies of the 1950s.’
★★★★★
Katy Muir, The Times

Book tickets

Sunday 3 July

4.00pmBook tickets
Wednesday 6 July

8.30pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Tomorrow (Sunday 3rd July)

16:00

The Ladykillers PG
1h 27m
Ealing comedy caper in which a group of oddball criminals move into a little old lady's boarding house to plot an elaborate heist. What could go wrong?

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18:15

Il Buco U
1h 33m | Italian w/ English subtitles
Michelangelo Frammartino returns with another work of mystical beauty somewhere between drama and documentary set in the mountains of Southern Italy.

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20:30

Between Two Worlds 12A
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author going undercover as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

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Monday 4th July

18:15

Defending Your Life PG
1h 51m
Director Albert Brooks stars as an advertising executive who dies goes to purgatory where he must defend his actions on Earth in order to reach Heaven.

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20:45

All My Friends Hate Me 15
Deaf/HOH subtitles
1h 34m
A school reunion in the countryside turns sour in Andrew Gaynord’s superb black comedy exploring the modern horrors of social anxiety and paranoia.

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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!