Footloose (Dementia-Friendly)

Screening Dates:
Tue 13 February 6:15pm

Director: Herbert Ross
Cast:John Lithgow, Diane Wiest, Lori Singer, Kevin Bacon

This classic tale of teen rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances.

When teenager Ren (Kevin Bacon) and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, he’s in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can’t quite believe he’s living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal.

There is one small pleasure, however: Ariel (Lori Singer), a troubled but lovely blonde – who also has a jealous boyfriend. In fact, it is Ariel’s dad (John Lithgow), a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free.

Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle. His pent-up frustrations cause a confrontation with the reverend and the local town council as he takes on the establishment.

DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY SCREENING

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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