The Ultimate Picture Palace is Oxford's shabby but loveable independent movie theater. When I visited this time to see The Lives of Others, the movie started 20 minutes late, the back rows of seats were covered in black plastic sheeting, and there was a big pile of beers on the floor by the trash can. This picture from the front row shows the paint peeling off the walls. But the picture quality and sound is good, and the decrepitude of the theater doesn't matter much when you're watching the movie.
One time, Melody and I showed up to a late (11pm?) showing of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. The guy taking the tickets laughed and told us "This is what separates the men from the boys". I think there was only one other person there.