Dementia-friendly screenings: A guide for cinemas

Cinemas have an important part to play in tackling the social and economic impact of dementia, by allowing people living with dementia to continue to see films.

People at dementia friendly cinema screening


People affected by dementia often have to give up the things they love due to inaccessible and unsupportive environments. This includes visiting a cinema. 

Our new cinema guide is designed to help cinemas improve their accessibility and become more dementia-friendly.

What is the Dementia-friendly screenings: A guide for cinemas?

This guide, created in partnership with the UK Cinema Association and the British Film Institute's Film Audience Network, gives best practice advice on how to run dementia-friendly screenings and shares successful case studies.

People living with dementia should be able to live the life they want to lead in their communities, irrespective of their condition. This will only be achieved with greater awareness, understanding, and support for those impacted by dementia. 

By developing an understanding of dementia, cinemas can make a huge difference to people living with dementia.

Who is it for?

Our guide is for cinemas of all sizes.

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