After a tragic car accident, Luke moves in with his grandmother, Helga. During a stay at a seaside hotel, Luke accidentally stumbles upon a secret meeting of witches led by the Grand High Witch herself and learns of the witches’ plan to turn all children into mice. Can he expose the witches’ plot and put an end to their evil reign? Directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, The Witches successfully maintains the darkness of Roald Dahl’s original source material thanks to Jim Henson’s astonishing practical effects and a deliciously wicked performance by Anjelica Huston.
Part of our Summer Holiday Family Classics season, all tickets cost £6.50 on Sunday and £5 on Wednesday.
‘Deliciously cruel to children, Roeg remains true to Dahl’s underlying sense of real horror.’
Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
‘The best thing about Nicolas Roeg’s film of Dahl’s book The Witches is its dark vision.’
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
What else is on?
Today (Friday 29th September)
Tomorrow (Saturday 30th September)
Serpico 152h 10m
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!