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

matinee screening

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.

Volunteers and Movie Stars

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

 

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.

Elvis is in the building!

On Wed 13th May, Elvis Presley spent the afternoon wooing a Long Eaton audience at St John’s Church Hall. Over 50 people came to enjoy the film Blue Hawaii and sing along with Elvis! We were also thrilled to be joined by the Belper Ukulele Group. Eight of them came to sing through some classic

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Kicking off the 2019 season in Chesterfield

Over 70 people came to the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on Wed 6th Feb to enjoy the vintage car chase classic – Genevieve. There was a lovely mix of regular attendees, and quite a few new people who hadn’t been before. Again, we had superb support from our Alzheimer’s Society volunteers: Helen, Colin, Ann and

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Why we do what we do…

We sometimes get asked what makes us dementia friendly, and why that is important. Here’s a lovely piece of feedback that answers that: “My dad did quite a bit of talking. He loves this film and was talking along with the actors and also excited to share his memories with me while it was on.

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