The Odeon cinema in Orpington will be hosting one of the first dementia friendly film screenings to be held in the country in Odeon Cinemas as part of Dementia Awareness Week 2017.
Odeon in Orpington will be running a special screening especially for people with dementia and their carers, showing the 2008 hit film, Mamma Mia, at 11.30am on Tuesday 16th May. Sponsored by Orpington 1st, there will be free tea, coffee and biscuits before the screening, with tickets available on the day at a reduced price of £3 and carers go free.
To make the film screening dementia friendly, the lights will be kept on at a low level during the film and the sound will be lower than usual. There will be no trailers or adverts before the film. There will be a 15 minute interval and allowance for more movement and noise than usual during the film.
This is a great opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to spend some time together and create new memories together.
Be sure to also pop along to Tesco Orpington on the same day, to find out about local dementia support services.