The Oxford Mail's Film Festival is in full swing and cinema lovers will tonight be able to enjoy cult science fiction flick Serenity.

It is the third night of the festival and the curtain goes up at 8.30pm at the Phoenix Picture House, in Walton Street, Jericho, Tomorrow night will see Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy starring opposite each other in Before Sunrise.

Meanwhile, on Friday night it is the turn of cinematic legends Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis to grace the screen in the classic film Some Like It Hot.

Quentin Tarantino's modern gangster film Pulp Fiction will be rounding off the film festival on Saturday evening.

With a cast including John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L Jackson and Bruce Willis, this gritty film with its clever dialogue was a popular choice among Mail readers.

Tickets for the film festival cost just £3 when you take along a copy of that day's Oxford Mail and, for those who forget, copies of the paper are on sale in the lobby.

Serenity, directed by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was voted as top choice in the science fiction category by Oxford Mail readers.

The festival kicked off on Monday with Ridley Scott's Alien and last night saw Daniel Craig's first outing as James Bond in Casino Royale.