Tewkesbury theatre launches dementia-friendly film screenings

The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury is launching new dementia-friendly cinema screenings, with low lighting, no adverts and built-in comfort breaks, to help local people with dementia enjoy the magic of the movies.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
People with dementia and their carers can enjoy special dementia-friendly film screenings at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury.

Tewkesbury's The Roses Theatre is launching dementia-friendly film screenings in its cinema this June 2024.

Designed to be relaxed and accessible, the monthly screenings will have dimmed lighting instead of complete darkness; no trailers or adverts to sit through; the freedom to move around and stretch your legs; and a 15-minute interval for comfort breaks. 

For musical numbers, audience members are even welcome to sing along to their favourite songs. 

Ticketholders are also invited for free tea, coffee and biscuits half an hour before the film starts. 

The first screening takes place on Wednesday 26 June 2024 at 2pm, with a showing of 2023 film The Great Escaper, starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson — with future screenings planned for Wednesday 24 July, Wednesday 28 August, Wednesday 25 September and Wednesday 30 October 2024. 

Tickets cost just £4 per guest and £2 per carer.

For more information, visit rosestheatre.org/dementiafriendly.

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