The Ultimate Picture Palace

The Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Ultimate Picture Palace Reviews: 4.5/5

The Ultimate Picture Palace

The Ultimate Picture Palace
4.5
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Independent cinema screening a diverse mix of mainstream, independent, foreign, classic and cult films
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BrushM
Oxford, UK1,295 contributions
Good as ever
Dec 2019
We hadn't been here for a while and I had forgotten how good this place is. A bar in the theatre, minimal annoying ads and an audience that doesn't annoy you by munching crisps or popcorn through the movie. A favourite place of ours.
Written December 9, 2019
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leuveen
United Kingdom941 contributions
My favourite cinema ever!
Nov 2019
A really nice cinema, with a bar serving drinks and snacks which you can enjoy during the movie. Vintage atmosphere, slightly uncomfortable seats but this is such a fantastic place that I'm willing to overlook this and come back again.
Written November 13, 2019
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aammiih16
Southampton, UK27 contributions
Disappointing
Mar 2019 • Solo
I went on my own, I felt out of place as everyone else came as a group. I was asked by the staff to move a seat down in the middle of the film to accommodate late comers. Who does that??!! The seats are too close to each other, I could smell the breath of the person next to me - and it wasn't very pleasant. Also, as there are no elevations - it was just a one-level seating, you can see people's heads sticking out in front of you. I'm not normally moany but having experienced all the conveniences of today's cinema complexes, I just don't understand why people subject themselves to such an annoying experience. The ticket pricing is not significantly cheaper from normal cinema tickets anyway.
Written March 24, 2019
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OxfordTim
Oxford, UK629 contributions
Small cinema alternative to usual multiplex
Jan 2019 • Couples
Located in the lively Cowley Road appeals to an older more refined cinema goer.
Wonderful cinema with nice comfortable seats probably holds around 150
Tends to show films a few weeks after their release, and tends not to show the super hero blockbusters.
Some food and drink available including wine and beer.
Street parking available nearby, and plenty of places to eat in the area
Written February 7, 2019
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Chan G
Reading, UK199 contributions
quirky cinema!
Dec 2018 • Couples
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, cake, snacks and it's a small cosy place. The seats were very uncomfortable so I wouldn't see a film that is longer than 2 hours! other than that, it was a pleasant visit.
Written December 18, 2018
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SurfSandy
Oxford, UK170 contributions
Evening out
Nov 2018 • Family
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 bar and the fact that you can have a glass of wine whilst watching a film.
I feel really lucky to have such a place nearby.
Written November 6, 2018
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Jenny H
Bristol, UK20 contributions
An Ultimately Dreamy Art Deco Delight
Mar 2018 • Couples
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!
Written April 30, 2018
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BrushM
Oxford, UK1,295 contributions
The best cinema around
Mar 2018 • Couples
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?
Written April 21, 2018
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BrushM
Oxford, UK1,295 contributions
Always excellent
Dec 2017 • Couples
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.
Written January 2, 2018
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Eirene Maya S
Bicester, UK45 contributions
A more personal cinema experience than the big brand chains
Dec 2017 • Couples
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 in all, a very good experience and pleased to support a venue which is not one of the big chains.
Written December 22, 2017
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