Dementia Friendly: Miracle on 34th Street

Dir: George Seaton
Starring:  Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne

When Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara) frantically recruits a last minute replacement for a drunken Santa for Macy’s Christmas parade, he seems just ideal for he job and perhaps for good reason – he says his name is Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) and that he’s the real Santa Claus. She pays him no mind and at the department store, he’s proving be popular as well. He seems to be able to speak many languages and knows just what kids would like to have and creates a bit of a sensation when he refers shoppers to other stores rather than Macy’s. When Kris has a run-in with the Department store’s psychological tester, the man tries to have him committed leading to a court case where Doris’ lawyer neighbor Fred Gailey (John Payne) tries to prove in court that Kris is the real Santa Claus. More important to Kris throughout all of this is to get Doris and her daughter Susan to believe in him.

Please note: This is a Dementia-Friendly screening. These screenings are open to all and offer people living with dementia, including young onset dementia, the chance to enjoy a classic film in a relaxed and supportive environment. Tickets 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 45 minutes prior to the film, serving drinks and snacks. We are proud to have been named as the winner of The University of Northampton’s firs Dementia Friendly Organisation Award. 


Our Silver Screen and Dementia-Friendly screenings are proudly sponsored by Wilson Browne Solicitors.