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Certificate 15.  Running time: 1hr 40min.  Drama. Doors open at 7pm

Having recently suffered a major heart attack at work, Newcastle’s 59-year-old widowed carpenter Daniel Blake has been ordered by his doctors to stay out of any vigorous action and rest, however, after a negative employment support assessment, he is deemed ineligible for compensation, not scoring enough points to obtain benefits. Without any income or a pension, desperate and frustrated from the endless, dead-end conversations over the phone with the impersonal government health-care agents, Daniel will visit the welfare office to make an appeal, only to face in person the draconian social workers and to be consumed by a faceless system and its bureaucratic jargon. Against all odds, with perseverance and courage, Daniel Blake, as an original, modern working-class hero, he will boldly stand up for himself and for those in need, withstanding nobly the humiliation while reminding that, above all, we are human by default.

Director: Ken Loach Writer: Paul Laverty (screenplay) Stars: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires and Sharon Percy.

The film was nominated for five BAFTAs including Best Film, Best Director (Loach), Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Squires) and won the Palme d’Or  for Outstanding British Film of the Year at Cannes Film Festival.

This is Ken Loach’s second Palme d’Or; he won his first one in 2006 with The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006).

Pre-Cinema Dinner in the Carriage

Book our new “Supper Express” by the Whistle Stop Cafe in the Railway Carriage before enjoying this film. A two-course meal for £15 per head. Reservations essential: phone Sasha on 07878 806 199 to book..

A 15 certificate means… “Suitable only for 15 years and over. No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema” – British Board of Film Classification

Films at the Goods Shed are projected on to a six-metre (19 feet 8 inches) wide screen, with sound provided by a multipoint Dolby system. The 180 seats are purpose-made for auditorium use and are tiered, giving everyone a comfortable and unobstructed view of the screen.

We provide a bar at most screenings, offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Doors open 30 minutes before each screening.

You can buy tickets in advance using the form below, or on the door up to 30 minutes before screening, subject to availability. There is no fee for booking online.

At this stage, it isn’t possible to reserve specific seats. If you have a favourite spot, it’s best to arrive early, get a drink, and settle in to enjoy the movie!

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March

5 – Bait (15)

12 – Tolkien (12A)

19 – Joker (15)

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April

2 – The Good Liar (15)

9 – Harriet (12A)

16 – Knives Out (12A)

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