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The Ultimate Picture Palace

Closed Now: 18:30 - 23:00
Open today: 18:30 - 23:00
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quirky cinema!

me and my other half went to see Its A Wonderful Life and were so happy to see it was in black and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
Evening out

I love this place. It is cosy and friendly and it is always a real pleasure to come here. I visited... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
4 weeks ago
“quirky cinema!”
6 Nov 2018
“Evening out”
Independent cinema screening a diverse mix of mainstream, independent, foreign, classic and cult films
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Jeune Street | Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1BN, England
+44 1865 245288
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

me and my other half went to see Its A Wonderful Life and were so happy to see it was in black and white, most places show it in colour! The cinema is quirky (the Maleficent wallpaper being my fave!) , there is hot/cold drinks,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

I love this place. It is cosy and friendly and it is always a real pleasure to come here. I visited it with my youngest who hates big cinemas and will only come to the Ultimate Picture Palace to watch a film. I love the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SurfSandy
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Feel privileged to have this cinema close by on Cowley Road, just a stone’s throw from some fantastic restaurants and bars too. Best cinema in Oxford to watch some quality flicks, without invasive shouty adverts. An intimate, warm and friendly atmosphere. Beautiful building too!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 21 April 2018

In my view the Ultimate is by far the best place to watch a film in Oxford. Small, intimate, a selection of decent films and no popcorn eaters to disturb you. Plus a bar where you sit. How can you beat that?

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank BrushM
Reviewed 2 January 2018

In my view the best cinema in Oxford by far. Very personal, intimate, interesting films and I just love the fact that they have got a bar in the auditorium itself. Just great.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank BrushM
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Saw the new Star Wars film here and happy to recommend for friendliness and personal service. There's a bar upstairs with an eclectic feel. The popcorn is excellent and the seats are comfortable. You can also become a member, which entitles you to discounts. All...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Visited last Friday to see Victoria and Abdul . Very pleased I pre booked as the place was full . Nice and quirky and small enough to make it feel like a private showing

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank coughandcath
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Brilliant small cinema showing a mix of art house and mainstream films. Cosy vibe inside with a small bar at the back serving wine, coffee and cake. Audience usually middle-aged intellectual types and students. Friendly staff and a warm atmosphere. Now the only truly independent...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Andalapanda
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went to see the much acclaimed Lala Land at UPP. The film was nothing to write home about but......the cinema was a dream. We got the last two tickets for the showing. Despite having to sit on a dining chair ( comfy cushion provided )...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank dalylouise208
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Chose to go and see a film during a weekend in Oxford. Searched Google for cinema's and came across this little gem. It had good reviews and was showing La La Land on the Saturday afternoon so we decided to go. We got there half...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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