Dementia-Friendly: The Blues Brothers

Screening Dates:
Wed 21 November 6:15pm

Director: John Landis
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi

A Dementia-Friendly screening of the ’80s classic starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.

After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd), collectively known as the “Blues Brothers.” Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time.

DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY SCREENING

This special screening offers people living with dementia the chance to enjoy this classic film in a relaxed and supportive environment.

This screening is open to all but we extend a warm welcome to those living with dementia, their companions and family members. Tickets for this screening are standard price, with one free companion ticket. There will be no adverts or trailers before the film but our cinema bar will be open from 45 minutes prior to the screening serving a variety of snacks and refreshments.

Specially trained staff will be on hand and the screening will also include:

  • An interval midway through the film
  • clearer signage to help you find your way about
  • no adverts or trailers preceding the screening
  • the lights will be up a little and the sound reduced slightly
  • people are welcome to move about as they wish
  • we encourage you to sing along and enjoy yourself

To book a free companion ticket please contact the Box Office on 01604 624811 or email us.

Dementia-Friendly screenings are proudly sponsored by Avery Healthcare.

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