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

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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 reminiscence 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.

120+ Singin’ in the Winding Wheel!

We held our first ever screening at The Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on 7th February with Singin’ in the Rain. Over 120 carers and people living with dementia came to enjoy the afternoon, with film, refreshments and chats. A huge thanks to the wonderful Chesterfield Borough Council staff who helped on the day, and all … Read more…

A Civic Welcome in Dronfield

Our series of films in Dronfield started today, Wednesday 31st Jan 2018. Mayor Philip Wright welcomed everyone to the Dronfield Civic Hall, and congratulated everyone for getting to the venue through the unexpected hail and snow that descended on Dronfield in the early afternoon! Thanks to all the amazing volunteers from the Alzheimer’s Society, and … Read more…

Happy Swadlincote Screening!

We had the first Swadlincote dementia friendly film screening today with visitors to, and residents of Oakland’s Village. Calamity Jane stole the day (sorry for the spoiler in the photo!). The venue is lovely and welcoming, with very helpful staff. Get your diaries out and book in our second screening Top Hat, on Friday 13th April … Read more…