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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

Outlaw Lovers on the Run: Badlands

Outlaw Lovers on the Run: Badlands

The famous Bonnie and Clyde tagline: “They’re young. They’re in love. They kill people.” could have easily been applied to Terrence ... Read more

Bringin’ in the 2023 Cheer

Bringin’ in the 2023 Cheer

One of the longer lasting effects of the Covid lockdowns is the fact that increasing numbers of people are choosing to stay at home and Read more

The UPP’s Top Ten Films of 2022

The UPP’s Top Ten Films of 2022

Welcome to the UPP’s Top Ten Films of the 2022! A couple of weeks ago, we asked our staff and volunteers to vote for their favourite ... 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!