Your Name / Millennium Actress12A

Kicking off our AniMAYtion Weekender, we will be showing two films that explore the themes of destiny and identity with two fantastic Japanese anime’s from the 21st century.

5.30pm YOUR NAME
Dir. Makoto Shinkai. Japan, 2016. 1h 46m. Japanese/subs.

The lives of two high school teenagers are changed forever when they both wake up one day inhabiting each other’s bodies. The two are compete strangers, but begin communicating with each other and decide to meet up to try and solve the mystery of their magical connection. Makota Shinkai’s beautifully animated and emotionally powerful drama combines mind-blowing sci-fi with a playful body-swap romance.

7.45pm MILLENNIUM ACTRESS
Dir. Satoshi Kon. Japan, 2001. 1h 23m. Japanese/subs.
A documentary filmmaker tracks down a legendary former actress who mysteriously vanished from the limelight at the height of her career. Now in her old age, she recounts her incredible life story for the camera. Acclaimed director Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue) brilliantly blurs memory and fantasy in this epic adventure of fate and the magic of film.

One ticket grants you admission to both screenings. Tickets cost £20 with a ‘Pay Less’ option of £15 (for those whose budget can’t currently stretch to pay standard prices) and a ‘Pay More’ option of £25 (for those who can afford to pay a little more). There are no ads or trailers before each screening. Seating is unallocated. We have scheduled a 30min break between both films.

Tickets for the whole weekend can be purchased by clicking here.

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We showed Your Name / Millennium Actress between May 27, 2023 and May 27, 2023.

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What else is on?

Today (Friday 1st March)

15:30

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

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18:00

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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21:00

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)

15:45

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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18:00

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

Book here

20:30

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

Book here


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!