Dementia-Friendly: The Girl Can’t Help It

Screening Dates:
Tue 26 June 2:30pm

Director: Frank Tashlin
Cast: Jayne Mansfield, Fats Domino, Edmon O’Brien

A Dementia-Friendly screening of  one of the best rock ‘n’ roll film ever made, this high-powered, high-voltage comedy features music by Fats Domino, Little Richard and the Platters and introduces the world to a blonde bombshell named Jayne Mansfield.

Mansfield is sensational as moll Jerri Jordan to Edmond O’Brien‘s Marty Murdock, the mobster determined to make her a singing star. The trouble begins when Murdock hires talent agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) to groom her: Miller quickly realizes that she can’t sing a note…and that he’s completely in love with her.

This CinemaScope color film hilariously spoofs both musicals and gangster films and also features sparkling performances by Ray Anthony, Julie London, The Treniers and Abbey Lincoln.


This special screening offers people living with dementia the chance to enjoy this classic film in a relaxed and supportive environment.

This screening is open to all but we extend a warm welcome to those living with dementia, their companions and family members. Tickets for this screening are standard price, with one free companion ticket. There will be no adverts or trailers before the film but our cinema bar will be open from 45 minutes prior to the screening serving a variety of snacks and refreshments.

Specially trained staff will be on hand and the screening will also include:

  • An interval midway through the film
  • clearer signage to help you find your way about
  • no adverts or trailers preceding the screening
  • the lights will be up a little and the sound reduced slightly
  • people are welcome to move about as they wish
  • we encourage you to sing along and enjoy yourself

To book a free companion ticket please contact the Box Office on 01604 624811 or email us.


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