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

  • Charlie's Angels

    26 Nov: Tue 7.45pm

  • 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.

    22 Nov–28 Nov: Fri & Sat 11.10am, noon, 1.40pm, 2.30pm, 4.10pm, 5pm, 6.40pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm; Sun 11.10am, noon, 1.40pm, 4.10pm, 5pm, 6.40pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm; Mon 1.40pm, 2.30pm, 4.10pm, 5pm & 8.30pm; Tue 1.40pm, 2.30pm, 4.10pm, 5pm, 6.30pm & 8.30pm; Wed 2pm, 3.45pm…

    22 Nov–26 Nov: (3D) Mon, Tue & Fri 3.20pm & 5.50pm; Sat 10.20am, 12.50pm, 3.20pm & 5.45pm; Sun 10.20am, 12.50pm, 3.20pm & 5.50pm

    24 Nov–25 Nov: (Subtitled) Mon 6.30pm; Sun 2.30pm

  • The Good Liar

    Roy (McKellen) is a con man who targets wealthy widows, and when he targets Betty (Mirren) her son Steven (Tovey) becomes suspicious. It’s a blend of several genres which don’t quite fuse and is ultimately diverting but far from essential.

    22 Nov–26 Nov: Mon & Tue 8.50pm; Fri 9pm

  • Joker

    Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) is an unsuccessful clown who wants to be a comedian, but he gradually turns to evil. This dizzying origin story about Batman’s nemesis is like an ode to 1970s New York City; Phoenix is astonishing and Phillips’s grave vision never swerves. Unmissable.

    24 Nov: Sun 9pm

  • 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.

    25 Nov–28 Nov: Mon 7.45pm; Wed & Thu 2.15pm, 5.15pm & 8.15pm

  • 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.

    22 Nov–28 Nov: Fri 11am, noon, 3pm, 5.30pm & 8.15pm; Sat 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm & 9pm; Sun 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm & 8.15pm; Mon & Tue 3pm, 5.30pm & 8.15pm; Wed 3.30pm, 6pm & 8.30pm; Thu 1pm, 3.30pm, 6pm & 9pm

  • Le Mans '66

    Car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) teams up with mechanic/driver Ken Miles (Bale) in the story of how Ford tried to beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966. The race scenes are directed with thrilling energy, and if scenes between Miles and his wife Mollie (Balfe) are uneven, it’s an effective story about dreamers who risked everything.

    22 Nov–28 Nov: Fri 1.30pm, 4.45pm & 8pm; Sat 2.15pm & 8.15pm; Sun–Tue 1.30pm, 4.45pm & 8pm; Wed 2pm, 4.30pm & 7.45pm; Thu 1.45pm, 3.45pm & 8.30pm

  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Sequel to the Disney fantasy starring Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy..

    23 Nov: Sat 11.30am; Sun 10.45am

  • Metropolitan Opera: Akhnaten

    Phelim McDermott returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera, where it premiered, winning the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production.

    23 Nov: Sat 5.55pm

  • Midway

    The story of the Battle of Midway, the WWII encounter that shifted the war in the Pacific in the Americans’ favour. Emmerich assembles a solid if rather uninspiring cast, the CGI-honed battle sequences are competent but not exactly nerve-shredding and the characters are two-dimensional.

    22 Nov–27 Nov: Wed 8.45pm; Fri 12.15pm

  • National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

    Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness directed by Matthew Warchus.

    28 Nov: Thu 7pm

  • Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

    Tim (Smith) is a former Pokémon trainer who teams up with Pikachu (voiced by Reynolds) to solve a mysterious car accident which leaves his detective father presumed dead. Reynolds’ voice skills are incredible, you don’t need to know about the franchise to get what’s going on and it’s a quirky and lovingly crafted surreal comedy thriller.

    23 Nov–24 Nov: (Kids) Sat & Sun 10am