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UPP Re-opening in May 2021

Posted: Fri 30 Apr

UPP Re-opening in May 2021

It’s been a while since we’ve all been able to sit inside an auditorium and lose ourselves in the magic cinema, but - fingers crossed - that day isn’t too far away.

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Artist Callout: Film Poster Project

Posted: Wed 7 Apr

Artist Callout: Film Poster Project

Are you a local artist/designer with a passion for cinema? If so, we want to work with you on an upcoming project linked to our re-opening in May and beyond!

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Dispatches from the Glasgow Film Festival and ICO Screen Days

Posted: Thu 25 Mar

Dispatches from the Glasgow Film Festival and ICO Screen Days

Cinemas may still be in lockdown, but the film industry is slowly beginning to wake up again. With Monday 17th May earmarked as the day in which cinemas in the UK could possibly return, it’s good to see studios and distributors starting to outline their plans for the summer.

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Happy 110th Birthday to the UPP!

Posted: Thu 25 Feb

Happy 110th Birthday to the UPP!

Thursday 25th February 2021 marks the 110th anniversary since The Ultimate Picture Palace (or the Oxford Picture Palace as it was known then) was opened to the public! To mark the occasion, local historian and UPP volunteer Liz Woolley has written a blog post about that very special opening...

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The UPP’s Top 10 Films of 2020

Posted: Wed 30 Dec

The UPP’s Top 10 Films of 2020

Needless to say, it’s been a strange year for film. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, most cinemas in the UK were only able to show films for 5-6 months across the entire year. Despite this stop-start nature of running an independent cinema in 2020, there have still been plenty of great film releases to sink our teeth into.

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Halloween Suggestions from our Staff & Volunteers

Posted: Fri 30 Oct

Halloween Suggestions from our Staff & Volunteers

Turn the lights off. Lock the doors. Stop looking at that creepy shadow in the corner. As it's Halloween, now is the perfect time to freak ourselves out by watching our favourite horror films. We asked our team of staff and volunteers what horror films they love and which ones they’ll be watching this weekend.

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Getting ready to welcome you back!

Posted: Mon 17 Aug

Getting ready to welcome you back!

Thanks to the brilliant support we received during our #SaveTheUPP Crowdfunder, we are getting ready to re-open on Friday 4th September, and we can’t wait to welcome you back!

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#SaveTheUPP – Messages of Support

Posted: Tue 21 Jul

#SaveTheUPP – Messages of Support

In the lead-up to the campaign, we gathered quotes and photos from some local supporters and to use on our social media throughout the three-week campaign. We didn’t think we’d hit our target in 90mins! It would be a shame to let them go to waste, so we thought that we’d share them with you on here...

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#UPP Crowdfunder – We did it!

Posted: Fri 17 Jul

#UPP Crowdfunder – We did it!

We did it! Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who has donated, bought rewards, and shared news about our #SaveTheUPP Crowdfunder. The outpouring of support we received on the day we launched this campaign and during the subsequent weeks has been something the staff and the volunteers will never forget. Thank you.

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#SaveTheUPP Crowdfunder Campaign – Message from Micaela Tuckwell

Posted: Mon 6 Jul

#SaveTheUPP Crowdfunder Campaign – Message from Micaela Tuckwell

A message from Micaela Tuckwell, General Manager of The Ultimate Picture Palace, regarding our Don't Let The Lights Go Out - #SaveTheUPP Crowdfunder campaign which launched on Friday 3 July 2020.

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