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Cinema Spotlight: The Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford
Posted on March 21, 2019
Oxford's beautiful art deco gem The Ultimate Picture Palace has been operating as an independent cinema since 1911 and is one of the ICO's latest programming clients. We spoke to their Marketing & Events Manager Tom Jowett about the craziest stories from their century-long history (including almost coming to blows with Stanley Kubrick!), the legacy of owner Becky Hallsmith and what they are planning for the future.
Programmers' Picks: Ones to Watch this Spring
Posted on March 18, 2019
In a new ICO blog series, our film programming team highlights a selection of independent films that have been picked up for UK distribution. In our first edition, David Sin, Jonny Courtney, Heather McIntosh and Isabel Moir write about nine upcoming films that they feel will make an impact this spring. It's looking like a mighty fine start for a great year in independent cinema.