18 Jan 23
Dementia Friendly Screenings are open to all, but aim to make cinema more accessible to local dementia communities by providing an fun, friendly and inclusive experience for 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 and there is extra signage put up to help you navigate the building.
Tickets are at the reduced price of £4.30 per person, with a free place for accompanying carers.
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Film runtime: 110min
Production year: 1978
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman light up the screen in one of the most enduring romances in movie history.
At his Moroccan nightclub, cynic Rick Blaine (Bogart) turns a blind eye to the misery of WWII until his former lover, Ilsa Lund (Bergman), walks through the door, forcing Rick to choose between a life with the woman he loves or becoming the hero she needs.
Film runtime: 102min
Production year: 1942
Two down-on-their-luck jazz musicians (Curtis and Lemmon) find themselves out of a job and on the lam after witnessing the St Valentine's Day massacre of 1929. With no money and nowhere to hide, a gig with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators in sunny seems like the perfect way to escape the clutches of Chicago mobster George Raft. There's just one hitch: the Syncopators are an all-female band.
In what might just be the greatest screwball comedy of errors ever committed to film.
Film runtime: 117min
Production year: 1959
Each cinema has a set day each month for their Dementia Friendly screenings. You can click here to check your local Picturehouse listings for films and availability. You can also check below for regular slots*.
*Whilst we do our best to ensure these screenings happen on a regular monthly slot, please note that on occasion the regular slot may change, so please check local listings ahead of your screening.
If you need any help navigating these listings, you can email us on [email protected] or call us on our accessibility phone line 0207 294 7908.
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Dementia Friendly Screenings are open for all, but are thought for people with dementia and their family, friends, and carers. Join us for free tea, coffee, and biscuits, and a chance to socialise for 30 minutes before the film. The film will start at the time stated.
In this essay, Picturehouse programmer Rose Butler gives an introduction to our latest reDiscover season, and explores precisely what made Weimar-era cinema so revolutionary.