A reclusive English teacher reaches out to his estranged daughter who he abandoned, along with her mother, when she was young. In poor health and with little connection to the outside world, he attempts to make amends for the mistakes of his past before it’s too late. Brendan Fraser gives a career-defining performance in Darren Aronofsky’s arrestingly intimate and empathetic drama adapted from Samuel D. Hunter’s stage play. Nominated for two Oscars, including Best Actor (Brendan Fraser).
‘A piercing, compassionate parable about grace and reconciliation, told with truly Biblical force.’
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
‘What “The Whale” boasts in abundance — in this riveting study of a deeply broken man, suffocated by nine years of self-immolation — is a rare and deep compassion, elevated by Brendan Fraser’s transformative turn.’
Jack King, The Playlist
|Friday 17 February||3.15pm||Book tickets|
|Friday 17 February||9.00pm||Book tickets|
|Saturday 18 February||5.30pm||Book tickets|
|Sunday 19 February||8.00pm||Book tickets|
|Tuesday 21 February
|Wednesday 22 February||8.45pm||Book tickets|
|Thursday 23 February
Parent + Baby Screening
|Thursday 23 February||3.00pm||Book tickets|
|Friday 24 February||6.15pm||Book tickets|
|Saturday 25 February||8.30pm||Book tickets|
|Tuesday 28 February||8.30pm||Book tickets|
|Wednesday 1 March||4.00pm||Book tickets|
What else is on?
Today (Wednesday 8th February)
Tomorrow (Thursday 9th February)
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!