Dementia Friendly Screenings at the David Lean Cinema

The David Lean Cinema in partnership with the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance are organising a series of popular music films throughout 2019.

These Dementia Friendly screenings aim to make cinema more accessible 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. The lights are left on low, there are no adverts or trailers and the audience is allowed to move around or even sing along to any musical numbers if they’d like to.

Admission is free for people with dementia and their carers. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available before the screening.  All films start at 11am. 

Some are listed below click on the link to book your space

3 September: In the Good Old Summertime (1949) starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson.  When Veronica Fisher (Judy Garland) gets a job at Oberkugen’s music shop, and starts bickering with Andrew Larkin (Van Johnson), the shop’s senior salesman, neither of them suspects that they are each other’s anonymous pen pal.

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1 October The Young Ones (1961) starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows.  Cliff plays Nicky, an aspiring singer, who joins his friends to try to save their youth club in London’s West End from an unscrupulous millionaire property developer, who plans to demolish it and build a large office block.

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Rachel Carse is the demential lead for Croydon Council and also works for the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance.  FTiC will be organising an event in the next few months working in partnership with Rachel.

For more information on dementia https://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/

11:41, 03 May 2019 by Carole Short