Dementia Friendly screenings aim to make cinema more accessible to local dementia communities by providing a fun and inclusive experience to enable people living with dementia, their families and carers to attend the cinema in a safe and welcoming environment.
Open to the general public too, the screenings are enhanced to suit the needs of people living with dementia: the lights are left on low, there are no adverts or trailers and the audience is allowed to move around – or sing along to any musical numbers! – should they wish to.
Free tea, coffee and biscuits are served for half an hour before the film to give people the chance to meet and socialise with others, and to familiarise themselves with the cinema space.
Tickets are at the reduced price of £4 per person, with a free place for accompanying carers.
The films we are showing over the next few months are…
Director: Richard Thorpe. Starring: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor. USA 1957. 95 mins.
One of the best of Elvis Presley’s pre-Army films, Jailhouse Rock offers us the sensual, ‘dangerous’ Elvis that won the hearts of the kids and earned the animosity of their elders.Book now
Director: George Sidney. Starring: Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak. USA 1957. 109 mins
Pal Joey tells the story of a womanising nightclub singer who arrives in San Francisco with the dream of making it big. Songs include ‘My Funny Valentine’ and a definitive version of ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’.Book now
Director: Billy Wilder. Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden. USA 1954. 113 mins.
Audrey Hepburn stars in this classic romantic comedy as Sabrina, the impressionable daughter of the chauffeur to the wealthy Larabee family. When she returnes from finishing school in Paris her charm and good looks pitch the two Larabee brothers against each other in a battle for her affections.Book now
Director: Michael Curtiz Starring: Bing Crosby USA 1954, 120 mins.
Two song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. They join forces with a sister act and travel to Vermont for Christmas, where they discover their old army general is in financial trouble.Book now
*Becoming a Dementia Friend simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person – and then, armed with this understanding, committing to doing small everyday things that help the Dementia Community. Find out more about becoming a Dementia Friend
Clapham Picturehouse – Dementia Friendly screenings 3rd Tuesday of each month
East Dulwich Picturehouse – Dementia Friendly screenings 1st Thursday of each month
Greenwich Picturehouse – Dementia Friendly screenings 4th Monday of each month
Gate Picturehouse – Dementia Friendly screenings 4th Monday of each month
Stratford East Picturehouse – Dementia Friendly screenings Last Monday of each month
Hackney Picturehouse – Dementia Friendly screenings 4th Friday of each month
Crouch End Picturehouse – Dementia Friendly screenings 4th Thursday of each month
Little Theatre Cinema, Bath – Dementia Friendly screenings will run every 4-6 weeks on a Saturday
The Duke of York’s, Brighton – Dementia Friendly screenings 4th Friday of each month
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford – Dementia Friendly screenings Last Wednesday of each month
Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge – Dementia Friendly screenings Third Friday of each month
The Cameo, Edinburgh – Dementia Friendly screenings Last Monday of each month
Exeter Picturehouse – Dementia Friendly screenings 1st Wednesday of each Month
The Regal, Henley – Dementia Friendly screenings First Wednesday of each month
Cinema City, Norwich – Dementia Friendly screenings are on the 3rd Friday of the month for Feb and March, then will move to the last Friday of the month as of April
Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool – Dementia Friendly screenings Third Wednesday of each month
Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford – Dementia Friendly screenings Last Tuesday of each month
Harbour Lights, Southampton – Dementia Friendly screenings Last Monday of each month
Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse – Dementia Friendly screenings 2nd Wednesday of each month
City Screen, York – Dementia Friendly screenings Last Monday of each month