Dementia Friendly – Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Screening Dates:
Tue 31 October 2:30pm

Director: Stanley Donen
Cast : Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards

Based extremely loosely on the Stephen Vincent Benet story, Sobbin’ Women, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is one of the best MGM musicals of the 1950s. Most of the story takes place on an Oregon ranch, maintained by Adam Pontabee (Howard Keel) and his six brothers. When Adam brings home his new bride Milly (Jane Powell), she is appalled at the brothers’ slovenliness and sets about turning these unwashed louts into immaculate gentlemen. During the boisterous barn-raising scene, the brothers get into a scuffle with a group of townsmen over the affection of six comely lasses. Yearning to become husbands like their big brother, they ask Adam for advice. Adam tells the boys to kidnap the girls, which they do, after blocking off all avenues of escape. Vowing to remain on their best behaviour, the boys make no advances towards their reluctant female guests, not even during one of the coldest winters on record. Come the spring thaw, the angry townsfolk come charging up the mountain, demanding the return of the stolen girls (who, by this time, have “tamed” their men). A happy ending is ultimately had by all in this delightful film.


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

If you have any questions about this event, please contact our Box Office on 01604 624811 or email us.

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