Matinée provides dementia friendly cinema screenings across Derbyshire for people living with memory challenges, their family and friends.

We aim to create a sociable and friendly atmosphere and we hope that all our patrons will enjoy the film and activities that we provide.

Matinée film screenings include a great or classic film, often a musical, refreshments (including cake!), and interval events such as singing or fun film reminiscence activities.

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We ensure our screenings are dementia friendly in a range of ways, including: creating a welcoming and relaxed environment; keeping lights on low during the film; providing clear signage; having a quiet space available for use at all times; and making sure all our staff and volunteers have suitable training.  All our venues are wheelchair accessible, with appropriate facilities.

Please note: Matinée does not provide any personal care or supervision, and the events are not held in secure spaces.

Matlock celebrates first screening

We were proud to hold our first film screening in Matlock on Friday 3rd November 2017. An audience of 21 enjoyed the company of Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock. We were well looked after by the Imperial Rooms staff, and assisted by our volunteers too! … Read more…

Wonderful Volunteers!

Here is a photo of our trusty Alzheimer’s Society volunteers helping at the Buxton screening of ‘Carousel’ earlier this week. They are a fantastic bunch, helping us set up the venue, serve refreshments, welcoming and socialising with the audience, and getting stuck into the washing up too! We are lucky to have a terrific volunteers … Read more…

Dementia Friendly Screenings: A guide for cinemas

Today, the Alzheimer’s Society have published a new guide in their series promoting Dementia Friendly Communities. It is a guide for cinemas who want to develop Dementia Friendly Screenings. As we know, people affected by dementia often have to give up the things they love due to inaccessible and unsupportive environments. This includes visiting a … Read more…