The Ultimate Survivor + Q&AU

Directed by Philip Hind | UK | 2011 | 59m | Starring Bill Heine, Ian Hislop, Mark Thompson

The story of Oxford’s last standing independent cinema, The Ultimate Picture Palace. An engaging documentary featuring interviews with former owner Bill Heine, cinema historian Ian Meyrick, and Oxford University alumni Ian Hislop (Private Eye) and Mark Thompson (former BBC Director General) who recall the cinema’s colourful past.

A FREE one-off screening including a Q&A with cinema historian Ian Meyrick.

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We showed The Ultimate Survivor + Q&A between May 1, 2022 and May 2, 2022.

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What else is on?

Today (Wednesday 25th May)

19:00

Playground 15
1h 12m | French w/ English subtitles
Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes Film Festival, Laura Wandel’s hard-hitting debut presents a child’s-eye-view of the harsh world of playground politics.

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20:45

The Worst Person in the World 15
2h 8m | Norwegian w/ English subtitles
Joachim Trier's Oscar-nominated Norwegian drama about a woman at a crossroads in her romantic and professional life.

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Tomorrow (Thursday 26th May)

15:00

Ennio 15
2h 36m
An insightful portrait of one of the most popular and prolific film composers of the twentieth century, legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

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18:15

Bulado Rating-TBC
1h 27m | Dutch & Papiamento w/ English subtitles
MAONA Art presents a one-off screening of Eché Janga's magical drama from Curaçao about a young girl's difficult journey to adulthood.

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20:45

Going to the World's Fair 15
1h 26m
Jane Schoenbrun explores internet folklore (“creepypasta”) and the loneliness of online adolescence in this haunting and experimental lo-fi horror.

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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!