The Long Good Friday18

Directed by John Mackenzie | UK | 1981 | 1h 55m | Starring Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Patti Love, Kevin McNally

A cockney crime boss, with eyes on becoming a legitimate property mogul, plans to transform the derelict docklands of London into a possible venue for a future Olympic Games. However, a series of targeted bombings leave his plans in disarray. With Bob Hoskins’ commanding breakthrough performance, John Mackenzie’s crime thriller holds up as a searing state-of-the-nation portrait of Britain sliding into the rampant enterprise culture of Thatcherism.


‘Although The Long Good Friday is firmly rooted in a very different era — early 1980s Britain is another country entirely — the film still feels fresh and uncompromisingly tough.’
Katy Muir, The Times

‘A superb script and great turns from Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren are the making of John Mackenzie’s classic London gangland thriller’
Mark Kermode, The Observer

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Tuesday 12 July

8.45pmBook tickets
Thursday 14 July

6.15pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Tomorrow (Sunday 3rd July)


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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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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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


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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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!