Dementia Friendly Cinema

Regal Picturehouse in Henley-on-Thames is a Dementia Friendly Cinema.  Once a month they have Dementia-Friendly Screening.  The cinema is open to all but especially for people with dementia and their family, friends and carers.  There is a chance to socialise for 30 minutes before the film and enjoy free tea, coffee and biscuits.

During the film, lights are left on low.  Viewers are welcome to talk, move around and sing along as they wish.  There is also a 20 minute interval halfway through the film.  As you will see from the list below, the films selected are films which many people with dementia may well be familiar with from years gone by.

Tickets are £4 and free for carers.

Next Dementia Friendly Cinema film showing …

Dementia Friendly Cinema

White Christmas (U) Sing a Long on Weds 4th December 2019 at 1030-1245 – free tea and coffee from 1030, film starts at 1100

115 minutes + 20 minute interval.

WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of Two talented song-and-dance men (Crosby and Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. It is a treasure trove of classical musical numbers, among them ‘Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep’, ‘Sisters’, ‘Blue Skies’, and the beloved ‘White Christmas’. At this special screening the lyrics to the songs appear on screen for you to join in.

Click here for more information about other Dementia Friendly Cinema films showing at Henley Picture House

Perhaps Gardiner’s could help you or a loved one to visit a Dementia Friendly Cinema screening, please click here to learn more about us.


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