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The Old Oak (15) (2023) 113 mins

Wed 22 November

The Old Oak (15)(2023) 113mins

The new film from Ken Loach. A fierce call for compassion & solidarity.

In an unlikely friendship, the landlord of an ailing local pub TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) meets a curious young Syrian Yara (Ebla Mari) with her camera.

Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other?

So unfolds a deeply moving drama about their fragilities and hopes.

THE OLD OAK is directed by Ken Loach, written by Paul Laverty and produced by Rebecca O’Brien, and completes their unofficial North East trilogy following acclaimed films including Sorry We Missed You and I, Daniel Blake.


★★★★ Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian
Ken Loach’s fierce final call for compassion and solidarity

★★★★ Time Out
Ken Loach bows out with a knotty, melancholy hymn to community and solidarity

★★★ Evening Standard
Ken Loach bows out plucking at the heartstrings as ever
The director has said this will be his last film, and it’s full of his trademark righteous fury

Ken Loach’s urgent picture of economic distress and xenophobia


To its credit, the film finds an empathetic approach with even its ugliest characters.

Empire Online

It’s a fitting goodbye for this most empathetic chronicler of British society

Time Out


Wed 22 November






£7 adv & on door