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Dementia Friendly screenings to start again at the Plaza

Dementia Friendly screenings to start again at the Plaza

by Tom Martin (October 2021)

PLAZA Cinema will resume its Dementia Friendly screenings later this month.

The re-launch will be held on Thursday, October 21 with a showing of 2016 Oscar-winning film La La Land.

The Dementia Friendly screenings take place once a month on Thursday afternoons from 2pm.

They are aimed at people living with dementia, their family and carers. It is a relaxing afternoon with an opportunity to remember shared memories or sing along to the music.

The screenings will take place in Screen 1, the venue’s largest screen. This screen is fully accessible and has space for 18 wheelchair users at the front. There will also be low level lighting throughout the auditorium.

Films are selected for their ability to trigger memories and prompt conversations as well as create a feeling of well-being.

As usual, the film will be paused half way through to serve tea, coffee and biscuits – included in the admission price.

The event is supported by staff trained as Dementia Friends.

Christine Physick arts and education Director at the Plaza said: “It feels like life is returning to normal again after the pandemic.

“I am so pleased to be able to host the Dementia Friendly screenings again and share memories and great films with this lovely audience.

“If you have been thinking about trying a Dementia Friendly Screening, come and join us. Alternatively, if you would like further information either email me on christine@plazacinema.org.uk or phone on 0151 928 1530.”



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