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 theĀ Didcot Cineworld web page.

What’s On

Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.

24 Mar–30 Mar: Fri 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm, 6.15pm & 7.15pm; Sat 10.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm, 6.15pm & 7.15pm; Sun 10.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 4.15pm, 6.15pm & 7.15pm; Mon 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm & 7.15pm; Tue & Wed 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 3.15pm…

24 Mar–29 Mar: (3D) Mon–Wed & Fri 2.15pm & 5.15pm; Sat 11am & 2pm; Sun 11.15am, 2.15pm & 5.15pm

26 Mar–27 Mar: (Subtitled) Mon 6.15pm; Sun 3.15pm

Chris (Kaluuya) heads to upstate New York with his girlfriend Rose (Williams), for a dinner with her supposedly liberal parents (Whitford and Keener), only to find that things are very much other than they seem. Peele’s deep understanding of horror movies tropes combines with his own experiences as a black American, to make a sharp, taut and precisely crafted reflection on racial tensions in America.

24 Mar–28 Mar: Mon, Tue & Fri–Sun 9.10pm

29 Mar: (Subtitled) Wed 9.10pm

Live-action remake of the animated film based on the Manga comic title.

30 Mar: Thu 1.10pm, 3.50pm & 9.10pm

30 Mar: (3D) Thu 6.30pm

In 1973 a team of scientists goes to explore a recently discovered island with its own ecosystem, which turns out to include a 100-foot-tall ape which can punch helicopters out of the sky. Kong himself is impressive, if his fellow beasts are less so, and a great cast and able direction make this a monstrously entertaining actioner.

24 Mar–30 Mar: Fri 12.20pm, 3.10pm, 6pm & 8.50pm; Sat & Sun 3.10pm, 6pm & 8.50pm; Mon–Wed 12.20pm, 3.10pm, 6pm & 8.50pm; Thu noon, 2.45pm, 5.30pm & 9.15pm

When Master Shifu (Hoffman) retires, Po (Black) is nonplussed to be promoted to teacher-trainer; then demon water buffalo Kai (Simmons) starts raising a zombie army and Po is reunited with his dad (Cranston)! Black is as lovable as ever, and with the excellent cast, frantic action, sight gags, cute baby pandas and stunning effects, it's a pity the script is a bit humdrum.

25 Mar–26 Mar: Sat & Sun 10am

Grey-haired, boozy and ailing, Logan (Jackman) is caring for the now elderly Charles Xavier (Stewart) when he encounters a young mutant girl, Laura (Keen). A glorious swansong for Wolverine; the world-weary tone, low-key setting and ballsy climax really impress. First class.

24 Mar–29 Mar: Mon–Wed & Fri 8.15pm; Sat 9.20pm; Sun 8.15pm

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director James Levine.

25 Mar: Sat 4.55pm

Five misfit teenagers take too long to bond into a primary-coloured superteam, in this third crack at a cinema version of the TV show. Banks has a ball as the cackling, lunatic villain Rita Repulsa, but it never finds its footing, resorts to the usual superhero ultra-carnage, and powers down long before the end.

24 Mar–30 Mar: Fri–Thu noon, 2.50pm, 5.40pm & 8.30pm

Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera about a young Japenese bride who is deserted by her new American officer husband.

30 Mar: Thu 7.15pm

A special map leads Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an adventure through the Forbidden Forrest where they encounter magical creatures and evil wizard Gargamel, as well as what may well be the biggest secret in Smurf history.

25 Mar–26 Mar: Sat & Sun 10.30am & 12.50pm