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The Ultimate Picture Palace

Open today: 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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An Ultimately Dreamy Art Deco Delight

Feel privileged to have this cinema close by on Cowley Road, just a stone’s throw from some... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Jenny H
Bristol, United Kingdom
The best cinema around

In my view the Ultimate is by far the best place to watch a film in Oxford. Small, intimate, a... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
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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 April 30, 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!

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed April 21, 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?

Thank BrushM
Reviewed January 2, 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.

Thank BrushM
Reviewed December 22, 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

Thank Eirene Maya S
Reviewed October 23, 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

Thank coughandcath
Reviewed March 22, 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

Thank Andalapanda
Reviewed February 15, 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

Thank Louise P
Reviewed February 13, 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

Thank teaser2268
Reviewed January 23, 2017

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to support this small cinema as on a number of occasions I've found the way that the manager talks to the staff who are clearly marked as volunteers, rude and aggressive. Exchanging surprised/shocked glances with other audience members whilst overhearing...More

2  Thank whirlwindheat
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This cinema is a step back in time. The ticket window is just outside the cinema hall and once you have picked up your ticket you go straight in to the retro cinema hall with seems to be untouched since the 1920s. There is a...More

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