Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford’s Cowley Road.

Opening hours

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!

Getting here

Based just off Cowley Road, the Ultimate Picture Palace is easy to find. There is no off street parking, so we recommend a car free visit if possible. However, there are two blue badge disabled parking spaces directly opposite the cinema. The number 1 and 5 bus from Oxford city centre stop right outside and there are numerous bike parks very close by.

Bar and snacks

Our bar inside the auditorium serves a range of snacks including ice cream from G&Ds, locally made brownies, our own pick and mix sweetie mix, and freshly made popcorn. For drinks, we have soft drinks, hot drinks, a half-caffeinated blend of coffee made by Missing Bean, wine selected by local wine suppliers Grape Minds, and guest beers from Tap Social. Our bar is only open in the 30 minutes before the film starts, so make sure you stock up before the lights go down.

Cinema accessibility

Our Grade II listed building has its challenges when it comes to accessibility, but we have put measures in place to ensure that we are an inclusive place for everyone.

Pricing

Standard Prices (Monday–Thursday)
Adults — £10.50
Senior Citizens — £9.50
Students/Claimants — £8.50
Members get £2 off above prices
15-25 Members – £5.00
Child — £5.00
Family ticket — £27.00

Peak Prices (Friday Evenings + Weekends)
Adults — £11.50
Senior Citizens — £10.50
Students/Claimants — £9.50
Members get £2 off above prices
15-25 Members – £6.50
Child — £6.50
Family ticket — £27.00

Midweek Matinees (Monday–Friday Afternoons)
Adult — £9
Senior Citizens — £8
Students/Claimants — £7.00
Members get £2 off above prices
15-25 Members – £5.00
Child — £5.00
Family ticket — £22.00

Parent and Baby Screenings (every other Thursday)
All tickets — £6.00

Ticket eligibility
Senior Citizen: 60+
Student: in full time education, or age 15—18.
Claimant: Universal Credit, Jobseekers Allowance or Income Support recipients and registered disabled people.

This is not shown

NOW SHOWING

The Beast

This is not shown

WED 19TH - THU 27TH JUNE

SAFAR Film Festival 2024

This is not shown

SHOWING FROM SAT 22 JUN

Rosalie

This is not shown

SUN 23 JUN 8PM

Oxford Pride presents: Priscilla Queen of the Desert

This is not shown

COMING SOON

The Dead Don't Hurt

This is not shown

WED 10TH JULY 6PM

Crossing + Director Q&A