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

  • Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Nutcracker

    Sugarplum Fairies and Rat Kings live from Russia.

    15 Dec: Sun 3pm

  • Cats

    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s adaptation of the TS Eliot tale is brought to life by a starry cast. Directed by Tom Hooper.

    20 Dec–24 Dec: Mon, Tue & Fri–Sun noon, 2.40pm, 5.20pm & 8pm

  • Elf

    Buddy (Ferrell) is a big Elf who, though accepted in his Elvish community at the North Pole, manages to wreak havoc on a daily basis. Fed up and confused by his charge, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) sends him to the US in search of his true identity. Hilarious and puerile Yuletide comedy.

    14 Dec–15 Dec: (Kids) Sat & Sun 10.10am

  • Frozen 2

    Elsa (Menzel) and Anna (Bell) head off on a dangerous journey after Elsa hears voices calling her to a distant land. The plot is less involving than the character interaction, but Olaf (Gad) is the comedic highlight and while it may be less compelling than the original, it’s got all the ingredients for a hit.

    14 Dec–19 Dec: Mon–Wed 12.10pm, 2.40pm & 5.15pm; Thu 3.30pm & 6pm; Sat 10.45am, 12.10pm, 1.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.45pm, 5.15pm & 7.45pm; Sun 10.45am, 12.10pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm, 5.45pm & 8.15pm

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo (Davis) is a ten-year-old, obedient Nazi boy in WWII Germany whose mother (Johansson) is in the Resistance; Jojo reinvents Hitler (Waititi) as his oddball imaginary friend. Waititi ridicules Nazi ideology with aplomb, and as Jojo journeys towards enlightenment and reconnects with his humanity, it’s even rather beautiful.

    16 Dec: Mon 7.45pm

  • Jumanji: The Next Level

    In the sequel to the 2017 reboot, old-timers Eddie (DeVito) and Milo (Glover) join the teens in an another video game adventure. Johnson and Awkwafina steal their scenes, although Gillan has to do too much exposition before she can get going, and while it’s a bit too similar to its predecessor it’s amiable festive fun.

    14 Dec–19 Dec: Mon noon, 1.50pm, 4.40pm & 7.30pm; Tue noon, 1.20pm, 2.50pm, 5.45pm & 8.30pm; Wed noon, 1.50pm, 4.40pm, 5.45pm & 7.30pm; Thu 11.30am, 2.30pm, 5.20pm & 8.15pm; Sat 11am, 12.20pm, 1.50pm, 4.40pm, 6pm & 7.30pm; Sun 12.20pm, 1.50pm, 4.40pm, 6pm & 7.30pm

    14 Dec–18 Dec: (3D) Mon 2.50pm & 8.30pm; Tue 4.20pm; Wed 2.50pm & 8.30pm; Sat & Sun 3.10pm & 8.45pm

    15 Dec–16 Dec: (Subtitled) Mon 5.45pm; Sun 11am

  • Knives Out

    When mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat slit, puffed-up private detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) gets on the case. A wickedly knowing, flamboyantly bitchy take on the whodunnit, with a great cast, bags of style and a splendidly outrageous comic turn from Craig. Bloody good fun.

    14 Dec–19 Dec: Mon–Wed noon, 3pm, 5pm & 8pm; Thu 12.30pm & 8.30pm; Sat & Sun 5pm & 8pm

  • Last Christmas

    Kate (Clarke) is a Yugoslavian immigrant whose life is going downhill until she meets the mysterious bike-riding Tom (Golding), who seems too good to be true. Thompson and Kimmings’ script is a saccharine romantic fantasy and George Michael’s music isn’t always incorporated effectively, but its heart is in the right place.

    15 Dec–19 Dec: Mon & Tue noon, 2.30pm, 6pm & 8.15pm; Wed noon, 2.30pm & 7.45pm; Thu 12.15pm & 2.45pm; Sun noon, 6.10pm & 8.30pm

  • Little Women

    Another starry adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s tale of four sisters coming of age following the American Civil War.

    17 Dec: Tue 7.45pm

  • The Queen's Corgi

    Rex (Whitehall) is a corgi living in Buckingham Palace until Donald Trump (Culshaw) and his oversexed dog Mitzi (Hadland) arrive. Poorly judged Belgian animated feature with lame gags normalising sexual assault and bizarre underworld stereotypes and drug-based humour. Kids are unlikely to take offence but adults may feel that explaining the jokes aren’t worth the bother.

    14 Dec–15 Dec: (Kids) Sat & Sun 10am

  • Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

    A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. The Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to theatres across the UK.

    17 Dec: Tue 7.15pm

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    The Star Wars Skywalker saga, which began in 1977, comes to an end, nine films later.

    19 Dec: Wed midnight, midnight & midnight; Thu 11.50am, 12.50pm, 3.20pm, 4.20pm, 5.10pm, 7pm, 7.50pm & 8.40pm

  • Star Wars Triple Bill

    See the last trilogy of the Skywalker saga back-to-back: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.

    18 Dec: Wed 6pm