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4th Jul, 2022

Dementia-friendly screening in Stratford to get viewers into the spirit

A DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY screening of a Christmas classic will offer the chance a festive sing-song.

Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse is showing White Christmas as its monthly dementia-friendly screening on Wednesday December 13, starting at noon.

The 1954 festive favourite starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney has been restored for the big screen.

The dementia-friendly screenings began just over a year ago. The screenings are open to everyone but are specially designed to enable people living with dementia, their families and carers to attend the cinema in a safe and welcoming environment.

To suit the needs of those with dementia, the lights are left on low, there are no adverts or trailers and the audience is allowed to move around, and singing is encouraged for musical numbers.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits are served in the 30 minutes before the film starts to give people the chance to meet and chat with others, and to familiarise themselves with the cinema.

There is a lift and pre-booking is advised for the wheelchair spaces available in the screening area.

Visit www.picturehouses.com to book tickets.

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