The Ultimate Picture Palace Celebrates National Cinema Day on Saturday 3rd September with £3 tickets
On Saturday 3rd September, Oxford’s historic indie cinema The Ultimate Picture Palace (UPP), which became a community-owned cinema earlier this year, will take part in National Cinema Day. Launched by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA), National Cinema Day unites cinemas across the country, from multiplexes to independent venues, to offer audiences discounted tickets. This Saturday, visitors to The Ultimate Picture Palace will be able to purchase tickets for screenings that day for the specially reduced cost of £3.
Screenings on the day include: fascinating UK documentary Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War which looks at the life of one Britain’s most underrated landscape artists; a special screening of new release Queen of Glory introduced by independent community-cinema programmer Tatenda Jamera (MAONA Art) and followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer Kelley Robins Hicks; and David Cronenberg’s controversial 1996 classic Crash (part of the UPP’s Long Live the New Flesh: David Cronenberg Classics season).
‘National Cinema Day is very much intended to be a celebration of every aspect of the big screen experience, and to recognise the vital role that local cinemas play in communities across the UK. It’s so great to see much-loved local venues such as the Ultimate Picture Palace coming together with so many other cinemas large and small, offering everyone the chance to enjoy one of the nation’s favourite out-of-home activities at such a low cost.’
– Phil Clapp, Chief Executive, UK Cinema Association
16:15 Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War (PG)
18:30 Queen of Glory + Q&A (15)
21:00 Crash (18)
Tickets are available to purchase at the Box Office in person or online. To book tickets online, simply follow the usual booking process via the UPP’s website and the discount will be automatically applied at the checkout. The UPP strongly advise pre-booking for all screenings.
‘I was so pleased to see that National Cinema Day is back this year as it is such a fun way of people showing their love of the cinema! I love the idea our audiences joining film lovers up and down the country in making a special trip to the cinema on Saturday and maybe taking a chance on a film that they wouldn’t have otherwise seen, a much loved-classic, or even doing a double or triple bill!’
– Micaela Tuckwell, Executive Director, The Ultimate Picture Palace