Tue 9 April 2:30pm
Director: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds
In 1927, Don Lockwood (Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) are the darlings of the silent silver screen. Off screen, Don, aided by his happy-go-lucky friend and piano accompanist, Cosmo Brown (O’Connor), has to dodge Lina’s romantic overtures, especially when he falls for chorus girl Kathy Selden (Reynolds).
With the advent of sound in motion pictures, it is decided that Don and Lina’s new film should be turned into a ‘talkie’ and a musical at that. The only problem is Lina’s voice, which mere words cannot describe. Thus, Kathy is brought in to dub her speaking and singing in secret, and Don’s on top of the world. But then Lina finds out…
“IF YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT AND DON’T, YOU’RE BONKERS” Time Out
“ONE OF THE GREATEST HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS EVER MADE” New York Times
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.