Wem Town Hall is proud to be participating in a new project that aims to make cinema accessible for people with dementia.
Our dementia friendly screenings are specifically tailored to meet the needs of customers with dementia. This will include a lower sound level, improved and clearer way signing and specially trained volunteers on hand to assist. There will also be an interval at each showing with tea/coffee and biscuits on offer. This will offer a chance to socialise with other patrons and to discuss and inform the film programme for future screenings.
Feedback from partner venues has been very positive; one customer who attended a partner screening commented: “I come home feeling full of happiness and contentment and joy. When you have dementia…you can often feel isolated and you’re frightened of going out in case you forget something or do something wrong. But [at these screenings] you feel relaxed…and I just feel so fortunate that we’ve got this.”
Our next screening will be Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Monday 8th May, 1.30pm. Screenings are limited to 50 places so pre-booking is recommended. Tickets are only £5 per head and include a tea or coffee during the interval. Carers are free. We kindly remind customers that pastoral care is not provided at these screenings. If you would like to book or require more information, please visit www.wemtownhall.co.uk or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For venue access information, please click here
Our other screening dates will be:
High Society – Friday 19th May, 1pm
Carry On Cowboy – Monday 5th June, 1.30pm
The King and I – Monday 3rd July, 1.30pm