Jun 14 - 20 2024


The final film by legendary British director Ken Loach, THE OLD OAK focuses on the last pub in a once thriving northern England mining town, and an unexpected friendship between the pub’s owner and a young Syrian refugee.


JUN 14 | FRI

4:40 p.m.

JUN 15 | SAT

2:20, 7:00 p.m.

JUN 16 | SUN

12:00, 4:40 p.m.

JUN 17 | MON

7:00 p.m.

JUN 18 | TUE

4:40 p.m.

JUN 19 | WED

7:45 p.m.

JUN 20 | THU

4:40 p.m.

The Old Oak is the last pub standing in a once thriving mining village in northern England, a gathering space for a community that has fallen on hard times. There is growing anger, resentment, and a lack of hope among the residents, but the pub and its proprietor TJ are a fond presence to their customers. When a group of Syrian refugees move into the floundering village, a decisive rift fueled by prejudices develops between the community and its newest inhabitants. The formation of an unexpected friendship between TJ and a young Syrian woman named Yara opens up new possibilities for the divided village in this deeply moving drama about loss, fear, and the difficulty of finding hope. The release of The Old Oak reunites legendary British director Ken Loach with Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber following the 2020 release of his film Sorry We Missed You. Loach, who is 87 years old, has announced that The Old Oak will be his final film.

Visit Movie Website


Ken Loach


Dave Turner, Debbie Honeywood, Ebla Mari

Run Time
1 hour, 53 minutes

April 5, 2024

Distributed by

Zeitgeist Films


Assisted Listening
Subtitled / Open Captions


United Kingdom


English with English Subtitles


PLEASE NOTE: The Old Oak contains a scene of off-screen violence against an animal that may be disturbing to some viewers. 

Many of the films shown at The Ross are not rated due to the prohibitive cost of acquiring a rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. Consequently, as many of these films contain graphic content, viewer discretion is advised.


“It is unmistakably a Loach film: taciturn yet forthright, examining life in the cracks of a fractured society with deep compassion, plain-spoken anger and, perhaps more so than in the previous two films, a shot of hope.”

Michael O’Sullivan

Washington Post

“A fine send-off for workhorse British director Ken Loach, this film is a sort of proudly unsexy piece of social realism portraiture whose delicate blend of poignancy and hopefulness mark it as a welcomely mature work for the remaining cineastes who care.”

Brent Simon

AV Club

“With The Old Oak, Ken Loach goes out with one last, full-throated call for brotherhood and solidarity. It’s the most hopeful the old soldier’s been in years.”

Bilge Ebiri

New York Magazine / Vulture

“In place of magical thinking and a happy ending, “The Old Oak” serves up something harder: a meditation on hope.”

Alissa Wilkinson

New York Times



$12.00 | Adults
$9.50 | Students
$8.75 | Children
$8.50 | Military
$8.75 | Seniors
$6.50 | Members
$5.00 | UNL Students


$10.00 | Adults
$9.00 | Students
$8.25 | Children
$8.00 | Military
$8.25 | Seniors
$6.00 | Members
$5.00 | UNL Students

Matinee priced tickets for all screenings TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY nights

  • Showtimes change on a regular basis and will not always be the same each day. Visit the individual film pages for a list of showtimes.
  • Children are 12 and under. Seniors are 60 and older
  • Students and Military must show a valid ID to receive discount
  • We accept cash, check, NCard, Visa, and Mastercard
  • The Ross Box Office opens 30 minutes before the first screening of the day
  • Assistive listening headsets and closed caption devices available for select titles. Check the individual film pages or inquire at the box office for details.

The event is finished.