Dementia friendly screening is ‘joyful experience’ at The Light Cinema in Wisbech

Dementia friendly screenings at the Light Cinema in Wisbech are proving very popular.
Dementia friendly screenings at the Light Cinema in Wisbech are proving very popular.

A new initiative at the Light Cinema in Wisbech has been described as a ‘joyful experience’.
The cinema in Cromwell Road held its first dementia friendly screening on Monday (10) and attracted people from several of the local care homes.

Guests had a social hour before the film to enjoy complementary tea and biscuits provided by the local Iceland store.

There was a live music interval provided by the March based duo Sally Rose and Paul Hayward who performed popular music hits such as Elvis Presley’s ‘Teddybear’ and Cole Porter’s - ‘Too Darn Hot’.

Kinga Grodecka, marketing coordinator, said: “All the staff involved in the screening loved the experience. It was our first screening and it was lovely to see everyone having a good time.

The next dementia friendly screening is planned for September 11 when the cinema will be showing the classic ‘Wizard of Oz’.

Tickets are £5 and carers go free entry.