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

  • 1917

    Lance Corporals Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given the job of hand-delivering a message to another unit, across the mud and misery of the trenches. It suffers from simplistic dialogue and flat characterisation, but it’s visually impressive and a respectable, heartfelt tribute to the sacrifice of WWI.

    21 Feb–27 Feb: Fri–Sun 11am, 2pm, 4.45pm & 7.30pm; Mon 4.45pm & 7.30pm; Tue 4.30pm & 8.15pm; Wed & Thu 4.45pm & 7.30pm

  • Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

    Harley Quinn (Robbie), having broken up with the Joker, finds herself the target of old enemies. The script could have used a few more comic putdowns, but the old-school action is solid, the setting is proudly the gutter and Robbie’s brilliant, ebullient performance as the mischievous Harley ensures a consistent sense of mischief. Top-tier comic book stuff.

    19 Feb–20 Feb: Wed & Thu 12.15pm, 3.15pm, 5.45pm & 8.30pm

  • Bolshoi Ballet Live: Swan Lake

    A tragic love story ensues when young Prince Siegfried meets Odette, who is white swan by day and human by night. Odette can only wait for an oath of true love to break the curse. This tale of love, drama and deception is brought to life by Russia’s world famous Bolshoi Ballet.

    23 Feb: Sun 3pm

  • The Call of the Wild

    Buck is a dog who is kidnapped in California and then has adventures all over the north, including with loner John Thornton (Ford). Big-hearted adaptation of Jack London’s classic 1903 novella, with skilful CGI and fine action sequences and a tear-jerking turn from Ford as both actor and narrator.

    19 Feb–20 Feb: Wed & Thu 11.45am & 2.15pm

    23 Feb–24 Feb: (Subtitled) Mon & Sun 5.45pm

  • Cats

    Victoria (Hayward) is a cat who find herself caught up with the tribe of the Jellicles, who are assembling to see which of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer. For all the sheer vigour and professionalism of the performers, the ‘nakedness’ of the cats is unnerving and the end result is more flabbergasting than truly terrible.

    21 Feb–23 Feb: (Kids) Fri–Sun 10am

  • Dolittle

    Dr Dolittle (Downey) is grieving the death of his wife Lily when a young boy (Collett) and Lady Rose (Laniado) both come to ask him for help. The plot is a barely connected bunch of scenes, action sequences are hinted at but unrealised. The worst adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s stories to date: all this talent wasted in a big furry disappointment.

    21 Feb–27 Feb: Fri & Sat 10.30am, 1pm, 3.30pm & 6pm; Sun 10am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm & 6pm; Mon 3.30pm; Tue–Thu 6pm

  • Emma

    Emma (Taylor-Joy) is a self-important matchmaker blinded by snobbery and youthful hubris. It’s in keeping with the vogue for complex, unapologetic heroines but the comedy is rather hit and miss and it looks great. Taylor-Joy’s alert performance makes Emma her own.

    19 Feb–20 Feb: Wed 11am, 4.45pm & 7.30pm; Thu 11.30am, 4.45pm & 7.45pm

  • Like a Boss

    Mia (Haddish) and Mel (Byrne) are best friends running a beauty company, which is then bought out by makeup wizard Claire (Hayek). Despite a good cast and director, there’s only so much that can be done with the weak script. It desperately wants to be funny, but isn’t sure how.

    21 Feb–27 Feb: Fri–Sun 8.30pm; Mon 2.30pm & 8.30pm; Tue 2.15pm & 8.45pm; Wed & Thu 2.30pm & 8.30pm

  • Military Wives

    A group of women form a choir while their partners serve in Afghanistan. They soon find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement.

    24 Feb: Mon 6.15pm

  • National Theatre Live: Cyrano De Bergerac

    James McAvoy stars as the romantic hero with the nose problem.

    20 Feb: Thu 7pm

  • Parasite

    Bong Joon Ho’s acclaimed story about class divide.

    21 Feb–27 Feb: Fri & Sat 1.45pm & 8.15pm; Sun 8.15pm; Mon 2pm & 8.15pm; Tue 2pm & 8.30pm; Wed & Thu 2pm & 8.15pm

  • Playing With Fire

    Jake (Cena) is a Californian fire chief who, after his men rescue three unruly children, is forced act as their nanny. Corny but easily digestible stuff, with lively turns from Cena, Peele and the rest of the cast; no classic, but warm and fuzzy holiday entertainment.

    19 Feb–20 Feb: (Kids) Wed & Thu 10am

  • Royal Opera House Live: The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering

    Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

    A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.

    UK 2020 Choreography Cathy Marston and Liam Scarlett approx. 150 min

    25 Feb: Tue 7.15pm

  • Royal Opera House: Royal Opera House: The Cellist/ Dances at a Gathering

    Two part performance with Cathy Marston’s piece about cellist Jacqueline du Pre and a new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence.

    25 Feb: Tue 7.15pm

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic (Schwartz) finds himself alone on Earth, on the run from the authorities, with villain Dr Robotnik (Carrey) also in pursuit. A derivative script and a rather tired performance from Carrey aside, it’s got disarming charm and cheek and Sonic is a cutely cartoonish hero.

    19 Feb–20 Feb: Wed 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm & 8pm; Thu 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm & 5.30pm