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King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club is holding a charity screening of The Old Oak in aid of the town’s night shelter





A town cinema club is holding a charity screening for everyone to go along and enjoy.

Lynn’s Community Cinema Club will be putting on a special charity screening on Thursday, December 7 in aid of the town’s night shelter.

The club will be showing Ken Loach’s new and possibly last film ‘The Old Oak’ at St George’s Guildhall on King Street, starting at 7.30pm.

The Old Oak is being screened at Lynn's St George's Guildhall
The Old Oak is being screened at Lynn's St George's Guildhall

The Old Oak is the third film in Loach’s latest trilogy of issue-led films following the acclaimed ‘I, Daniel Blake and ‘Sorry I missed You’.

This time, he looks at the fallout after a group of Syrian refugee families arrive in a deprived ex-mining community.

Set in 2016 in Northeast England, the future for the last remaining pub, The Old Oak, is in doubt.

Many locals have left the village in search of work after the mine closed, while the houses are cheap and available, thus making it an ideal location for Syrian refugees.

A friendship develops between the pub landlord and a young female refugee, and with the help of an aid worker they devise a plan to bring the two divided communities together.

The Cinema Club is covering all costs of the screening, so every penny that is donated on the night will go towards the work done by Lynn Night Shelter.

Entry to the KLCCC screening will be by cash collection on the door, and a minimum donation of £5 per person is suggested.

The Community Cinema Club’s new season started in November. As always they will be showing eight films in the six-month season at St George’s Guildhall. It costs £17 to be a member, and that gives free access to all regular screenings.

The club also arranges numerous other social events and film-related talks for members.



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