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Dementia Friendly Screenings

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Picturehouse are very pleased to be able to offer Dementia Friendly screenings at 20 of our cinemas across the country, with the support of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.

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:

March

Dad’s Army (PG)

Director: Oliver Parker.
Starring: Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon. UK 2016. 100 mins.

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The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.


April

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (U)

Director: Howard Hawks.
Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Tom Noonan. USA 1953. 91 mins.

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Showgirl Lorelei is determined that she and her best friend Dorothy marry millionaires. But when they embark upon a boat trip to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by her fiancé’s father, her plans go awry.


All of the cinemas below will be offering Dementia Friendly screenings.

London
Clapham PicturehouseDementia Friendly screenings 3rd Tuesday of each month
East Dulwich PicturehouseDementia Friendly screenings 1st Thursday of each month
Greenwich PicturehouseDementia Friendly screenings 4th Monday of each month
Gate PicturehouseDementia Friendly screenings 4th Monday of each month
Stratford East PicturehouseDementia Friendly screenings Last Monday of each month
Hackney PicturehouseDementia Friendly screenings 4th Friday of each month
Crouch End PicturehouseDementia Friendly screenings 4th Thursday of each month

Regional

Little Theatre Cinema, Bath –  Dementia Friendly screenings will run every 4-6 weeks on a Saturday
The Duke of York’s, BrightonDementia Friendly screenings 4th Friday of each month
National Media Museum, BradfordDementia Friendly screenings Last Tuesday of each month
Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge Dementia Friendly screenings Third Friday of each month
The Cameo, EdinburghDementia Friendly screenings Last Monday of each month
Exeter PicturehouseDementia Friendly screenings 1st Wednesday of each Month
The Regal, HenleyDementia Friendly screenings First Wednesday of each month
Cinema City, NorwichDementia 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, LiverpoolDementia Friendly screenings Third Wednesday of each month
Phoenix Picturehouse, OxfordDementia Friendly screenings Last Tuesday of each month
Harbour Lights, SouthamptonDementia Friendly screenings Last Monday of each month
Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse Dementia Friendly screenings 2nd Wednesday of each month
City Screen, YorkDementia Friendly screenings Last Monday of each month

 


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