Yorkshire folk have hit the jackpot this winter with everyone’s favourite classic Kes hitting the cinema screens once more. Christmas has come home and you won’t want to miss it.
Cineworld in Barnsley will be showing the Ken Loach 1969 adaptation of Barry Hine’s novel ‘Kestrel for a Knave’ from December 9th to 15th. This unique opportunity to see this classic film how it’s meant to be seen doesn’t come around often.
The South Yorkshire cinema opened back in September and will be showing the iconic film that is praised for its rare and authentic big-screen portrayal of underrepresented working-class communities and remains one of the finest pieces of British cinema to this day.
Earlier this year, David Bradley, who played Billy Casper in the film, cut the ribbon for the opening of the new cinema.
The film tells the story of Billy Casper as he deals with the harsh reality of working-class life existence by taking up falconry and making a close friendship with his kestrel.
One of Yorkshire’s finest and most recognisable contributions to British art and culture will continue to be the influence of “Kes” and “Kestrel for a Knave” on literature and film for a very long time.
General manager Oli Cattanach of Cineworld Barnsley said “We are absolutely delighted to bring Kes back to the big screen 53 years after it was first played in cinemas. Kes was filmed in Barnsley, using a cast of real people from the community. There really is no better place to watch it, here in Barnsley, where it all began.”
If you’d like to check out the film then get your tickets online here or at Cineworld Barnsley.