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Certificate 15.  Running time: 1hr 53 mins.  Drama.   Doors open at 7.00pm

Tickets: £7.50 (plus booking fee)

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The future for the last remaining pub, The Old Oak, in a village of Northeast England, where people are leaving the land as the mines are closed. Houses are cheap and available, thus making it an ideal location for Syrian refugees.


Directed by Ken Loach The Old Oak is the story of a village in the Northeast of England, where the mine closed, and people feel deserted by the system. Many young ones have left and what was once a thriving, proud community struggles to keep old values alive. But there is growing anger, resentment, and a lack of hope.

Houses are cheap and available. This makes it an ideal location for the Syrian refugees but how will they be received? And what will be the future for the last remaining pub in the village, The Old Oak?


Imbued with the fiercely humanistic spirit that has defined Ken Loach’s filmography, The Old Oak serves as a fitting — albeit somewhat sentimental — finale to a remarkable career.

Loach’s faith in the human capacity for empathy prevails in the end. Best of all, he brings off this optimistic flourish without the taint of sentimentality.

The film is … astute in its depiction of a disenfranchised community, ravaged by vulture property speculators and post-industrialisation.

Few directors navigate grey zones as well as Loach for whom conflicting emotions, competing motives and the agony and necessity of personal compromise have long been the mainstay of his formidable filmography.

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Tickets: £7.50 (plus booking fee)

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A 15 certificate means… Nobody younger than 15 can buy a 15-rated video, or see a 15-rated film in a cinema.    British Board of Film Classification

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