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Cinema Renovation Project Update – Saturday 23rd March 2024 – FREE

Last year many UPP customers and community shareholders kindly participated in our consultation events and surveys to tell us what you thought about our current cinema facilities and gave feedback on our preliminary plans to renovate our historic cinema.

Our project team have been working hard since then to review feedback and develop plans further so that The Ultimate Picture Palace can be fully accessible for the first time as well as offer improvements to our cinema technical and customer experience facilities and decrease our impact on the climate.

We will be running two meetings on Saturday 23rd March, one for community shareholders and one for customers, to provide an update on this project from Stefanie Fischer (architect) and Micaela Tuckwell (Executive Director). The meeting will cover how the design has been updated, options for furnishings (including the opportunity to try out the seats that we are considering and give us your feedback!), an update to the timeline and a Q&A.

Renovation Project Meeting for Community Shareholders
Doors open: 10.45am
Meeting: 11am-12midday

Renovation Project Meeting for Customers / Public
Doors open: 12.15pm
Meeting: 12.30-1.30pm

Anyone who visits the cinema or lives nearby is very welcome to come along. Please book your free ticket by using the “Book tickets” link on this page.

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What else is on?

Today (Monday 22nd April)


A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Residents of a rural village outside Tokyo oppose the development of a nearby luxury "glamping" site in this captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car).

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd April)


Days of Heaven 12A
1h 34m
Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully shot movies in American cinema history, Terrence Malick's timeless American idyll set in early 20th-century America has been recently restored in 4K.

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Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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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!