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The Ultimate Survivor

The Ultimate Survivor

Length - 59m

Country - UK

Year - 2011

Certificate - U

Documentary about the history of Oxford oldest and only independent cinema, Cowley Road's The Ultimate Picture Palace. Read more

The Velvet Queen

The Velvet Queen

Length - 1h 32m

Country - France

Year - 2021

Subtitle notes - French w/ English subtitles

Certificate - 12A

A breathtakingly beautiful nature documentary set in Nepal and featuring an original score by musicians Warren Ellis and Nick Cave. Read more

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Length - 2h 1m

Country - Japan

Year - 2020

Subtitle notes - Japanese w/ English subtitles

Certificate - 15

Award-winning anthology of short films written and directed by Oscar-nominated Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car). Read more

Drive My Car

Drive My Car

Length - 2h 59m

Country - Japan

Year - 2021

Subtitle notes - Japanese w/ English subtitles

Certificate - 15

Award-winning drama about an actor coming to terms with his past, based on a short story by author Haruki Murakami. Read more

Underground

Underground

Length - 1h 37m

Country - Canada

Year - 2020

Subtitle notes - French w/ English subtitles

Certificate - 15

A tense and remarkably intimate drama delving deep into the lives of a group of French-Canadian construction engineers during an ... Read more

The Offering

The Offering

Length - 1h 51m

Country - Spain

Year - 2020

Subtitle notes - Spanish w/ English subtitles

Certificate - 18

A Hitchcockian psychological thriller about a man's perverse plan to try and win back the affections of his lover from 20 years ago. Read more

UPP News

News, blog posts, and announcements from The Ultimate Picture Palace

Blood & Celluloid: Vampire Film Festival (Sat 15 Oct)

Blood & Celluloid: Vampire Film Festival (Sat 15 Oct)

Join us on Saturday 15th October 2022, between midday and midnight, for an all-day celebration of classic vampire films. Supported by ... Read more

Celebrate National Cinema Day with £3 tickets (Sat 3rd Sept)

Celebrate National Cinema Day with £3 tickets (Sat 3rd Sept)

On Saturday 3rd September, we are thrilled to participate in this year's National Cinema Day. Launched by the UK Cinema Association ... Read more

Cronenberg: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Cronenberg: Something Wicked This Way Comes

It is highly unlikely that many of us, emerging slightly soiled and perturbed from a double bill of Shivers and Rabid, back in 1977, ... Read more

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!