Cinema

Upton’s nearest cinema is the Didcot Cineworld.

For information on what’s showing and to book tickets, call 0871 220 8000 or go to the Didcot Cineworld web page.

What’s On

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Three years after a savage war, Dr Dyson Ido (Waltz) finds a cyborg head on a scrapheap, which he gives to a body and names Alita. The story is a bit of a grab-bag of ideas, but Salazar shines via motion capture as a truly splendid teen action heroine.

    18 Feb–21 Feb: Mon noon, 2.45pm & 5.45pm; Tue noon, 2.45pm & 8.40pm; Wed & Thu noon, 2.45pm & 5.45pm

  • Green Book

    Don Shirley (Ali), virtuoso pianist, is chauffeured around the American South in 1962 by his Italian-American driver Tony (Mortensen), and much learning ensues. It’s beautifully made and very worthy, but far too gentle and broad to be effective; Tony, rather than Don, is the heart of the story and it lacks bite.

    19 Feb–21 Feb: Tue–Thu 8.15pm

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    Hiccup (voiced by Baruchel) is now a chief with growing responsibilities, while Toothless the dragon is in love; but then dragon hunter Grimmel (Abraham) is determined to spoil people’s fun. The franchise is running out of steam; there’s too much going on and the central bond is obscured.

    19 Feb–21 Feb: Tue–Thu 10.15am, 12.45pm, 3.15pm, 5.30pm & 8pm

  • Instant Family

    Pete (Wahlberg) and Elie (Byrne) are a couple who decide to try fostering children, and they take in teenage Lizzy (Moner) and her siblings. A good vehicle for Wahlberg’s blue-collar charm, with humour that feels earned and details that have the smack of real experience. Manipulative but likable.

    22 Feb–28 Feb: Fri–Sun 11.30am, 2.15pm, 5pm & 7.45pm; Mon–Thu 2.15pm, 5pm & 7.45pm

  • The Kid Who Would Be King

    Alex (Serkis), escaping from school bullies, finds a sword sticking out of a cement post which he and mate Bedders (Chaumoo) decide is Excalibur. Entertaining, but with too many unanswered questions, and Ferguson as Morgana is wasted for most of the movie. Shame, because the kids are terrific.

    18 Feb–21 Feb: Mon–Thu 11.45am, 2.30pm & 5.15pm

  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    Despite living in the Mad Max-style nightmare of Apocalypseburg, Emmet (Pratt) is still his cheery self—until his friends are kidnapped by the alien queen (Haddish). There are lots of good jokes and plenty of fun, but it’s not quite up to the magical original.

    22 Feb–28 Feb: Fri–Sun 10.15am, 12.45pm, 3.15pm & 5.45pm; Mon & Tue 3.15pm & 5.45pm; Wed & Thu 5.45pm

  • Royal Opera House: Don Quixote

    Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.

    19 Feb: Tue 7.15pm

  • Sleeping Beauty

    Classic Disney animation about the girl who slept for a hundred years.

    18 Feb–21 Feb: (Kids) Mon–Thu 10am