David Lean Cinema proudly announces their first Dementia Friendly Screening –

Date:                      5 March

Time:                     Tea/coffee available from 10.15am, film starts at 11am

Venue:                   David Lean Cinema , Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St, Croydon CR9 1ET

Cost:                      Free (thanks to sponsors from the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance)

How to book:        Click here to reserve seats for VIVA LAS VEGAS

These Dementia Friendly screenings aim to make cinema more accessible by providing a fun and inclusive experience to enable people living with dementia, their families and carers to attend the cinema in a safe and welcoming environment. The lights are left on low, there are no adverts or trailers and the audience is allowed to move around or even sing along to any musical numbers if they’d like to.  There is an interval for people to take a break and tea and coffee will be served before the film starts.

VIVA LAS VEGAS (1964), starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret

Race car driver Lucky Jackson (Elvis) goes to Las Vegas to participate in the city’s first annual Grand Prix. Forced to work as a waiter to earn money to pay for a new car engine, he falls for local swimming instructor Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret).