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Living

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SUN 6TH - MON 28TH NOV

Pre-Code Hollywood Classics

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Aftersun

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THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER - 18:15

Oxford International Film Festival 2022

Now playing

Today (Tuesday 29th November)

18:00

Living 12A
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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20:15

Return to Dust PG
2h 14m | Mandarin Chinese w/ English subtitles
Moving and deeply humane Chinese drama about unlikely love, following the lives of two middle-aged singletons thrown into an arranged marriage beginning a new life together and building a home.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 30th November)

15:30

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

Book here

18:00

Return to Dust PG
2h 14m | Mandarin Chinese w/ English subtitles
Moving and deeply humane Chinese drama about unlikely love, following the lives of two middle-aged singletons thrown into an arranged marriage beginning a new life together and building a home.

Book here

21:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here


Thursday 1st December

12:30

Living 12A
Baby Club
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here

16:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here

18:15

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

Book here

20:45

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here


Friday 2nd December

16:15

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here

18:30

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here

20:45

Nanny 15
1h 38m
Psychological thriller about a young Senegalese nanny who becomes haunted by unsettling visions while working long hours for an affluent New York couple. Winner of the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Book here


Saturday 3rd December

16:15

The Mummy PG
1h 13m
Boris Karloff stars as the reanimated ancient Egyptian prince Imhotep in this Universal monster classic which terrified audiences in 1932 and became an influential horror film due to its eerie atmosphere.

Book here

18:15

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here

20:30

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here


See the full schedule
Today (Tuesday 29th November)

18:00

Living 12A
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here

20:15

Return to Dust PG
2h 14m | Mandarin Chinese w/ English subtitles
Moving and deeply humane Chinese drama about unlikely love, following the lives of two middle-aged singletons thrown into an arranged marriage beginning a new life together and building a home.

Book here


Tomorrow (Wednesday 30th November)

15:30

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

Book here

18:00

Return to Dust PG
2h 14m | Mandarin Chinese w/ English subtitles
Moving and deeply humane Chinese drama about unlikely love, following the lives of two middle-aged singletons thrown into an arranged marriage beginning a new life together and building a home.

Book here

21:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here


Thursday 1st December

12:30

Living 12A
Baby Club
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here

16:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here

18:15

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

Book here

20:45

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here


Friday 2nd December

16:15

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here

18:30

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here

20:45

Nanny 15
1h 38m
Psychological thriller about a young Senegalese nanny who becomes haunted by unsettling visions while working long hours for an affluent New York couple. Winner of the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Book here


Saturday 3rd December

16:15

The Mummy PG
1h 13m
Boris Karloff stars as the reanimated ancient Egyptian prince Imhotep in this Universal monster classic which terrified audiences in 1932 and became an influential horror film due to its eerie atmosphere.

Book here

18:15

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here

20:30

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here


Sunday 4th December

15:45

The Draughtsman's Contract 15
1h 48m
Peter Greenaway’s witty, stylised, and erotic country house murder-mystery is back in cinemas, re-released by the BFI for the film's 40th-anniversary.

Book here

18:15

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here

20:30

Nanny 15
1h 38m
Psychological thriller about a young Senegalese nanny who becomes haunted by unsettling visions while working long hours for an affluent New York couple. Winner of the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Book here


Monday 5th December

18:00

The Draughtsman's Contract 15
1h 48m
Peter Greenaway’s witty, stylised, and erotic country house murder-mystery is back in cinemas, re-released by the BFI for the film's 40th-anniversary.

Book here

20:30

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here


Tuesday 6th December

18:15

Aftersun 12A
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here

20:30

Nanny 15
1h 38m
Psychological thriller about a young Senegalese nanny who becomes haunted by unsettling visions while working long hours for an affluent New York couple. Winner of the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Book here


Wednesday 7th December

16:15

Living 12A
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here

18:30

Nanny 15
1h 38m
Psychological thriller about a young Senegalese nanny who becomes haunted by unsettling visions while working long hours for an affluent New York couple. Winner of the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Book here

20:45

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here


Thursday 8th December

16:00

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here

18:15

OXIFF 2022 18
Join us for a selection of short films made by filmmakers from all around the world, presented by the Oxford International Film Festival.

Book here

20:45

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here


Friday 9th December

15:45

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here


Saturday 10th December

18:15

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here


Sunday 11th December

20:30

Aftersun 12A
1h 42m
Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Book here


Aftersun( 12A)

1h 42m

Charlotte Wells’ deeply emotional debut explores love and memory from the viewpoint of a young woman reminiscing on her relationship with the father she barely knew, starring Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Friday 2nd December 2022 : 6.30pm
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Saturday 3rd December 2022 : 8.30pm
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Sunday 4th December 2022 : 6.15pm
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Monday 5th December 2022 : 8.30pm
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Tuesday 6th December 2022 : 6.15pm
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
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Wednesday 7th December 2022 : 8.45pm
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Thursday 8th December 2022 : 4.00pm
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Thursday 8th December 2022 : 8.45pm
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Friday 9th December 2022 : 3.45pm
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Saturday 10th December 2022 : 6.15pm
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Sunday 11th December 2022 : 8.30pm
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Living( 12A)

1h 42m

Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Tuesday 29th November 2022 : 6.00pm
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
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Wednesday 30th November 2022 : 9.00pm
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Thursday 1st December 2022 : 12.30pm
Baby Club
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Thursday 1st December 2022 : 4.00pm
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Thursday 1st December 2022 : 8.45pm
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Friday 2nd December 2022 : 4.15pm
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Saturday 3rd December 2022 : 6.15pm
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Wednesday 7th December 2022 : 4.15pm
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
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Nanny( 15)

1h 38m

Psychological thriller about a young Senegalese nanny who becomes haunted by unsettling visions while working long hours for an affluent New York couple. Winner of the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Friday 2nd December 2022 : 8.45pm
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Sunday 4th December 2022 : 8.30pm
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Tuesday 6th December 2022 : 8.30pm
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Wednesday 7th December 2022 : 6.30pm
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No Bears( 12A)

1h 47m Persian w/ English subtitles

Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

Wednesday 30th November 2022 : 3.30pm
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Thursday 1st December 2022 : 6.15pm
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OXIFF 2022( 18)

Join us for a selection of short films made by filmmakers from all around the world, presented by the Oxford International Film Festival.

Thursday 8th December 2022 : 6.15pm
Book tickets

Return to Dust( PG)

2h 14m Mandarin Chinese w/ English subtitles

Moving and deeply humane Chinese drama about unlikely love, following the lives of two middle-aged singletons thrown into an arranged marriage beginning a new life together and building a home.

Tuesday 29th November 2022 : 8.15pm
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Wednesday 30th November 2022 : 6.00pm
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The Draughtsman's Contract( 15)

1h 48m

Peter Greenaway’s witty, stylised, and erotic country house murder-mystery is back in cinemas, re-released by the BFI for the film's 40th-anniversary.

Sunday 4th December 2022 : 3.45pm
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Monday 5th December 2022 : 6.00pm
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The Mummy( PG)

1h 13m

Boris Karloff stars as the reanimated ancient Egyptian prince Imhotep in this Universal monster classic which terrified audiences in 1932 and became an influential horror film due to its eerie atmosphere.

Egypt Mini-Season
Saturday 3rd December 2022 : 4.15pm
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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!