It’s Showtime! Gracewell Of Church Crookham Launches Dementia Friendly Cinema Screenings

Gracewell  |  April 25, 2018

The team at Gracewell of Church Crookham are excited to be launching a new ‘Showtime’ series, hosting monthly dementia friendly cinema screenings. The next in this fun series will be a screening of the hit film The Wizard of Oz!

The special screenings aim to make the cinema experience more accessible to people living with dementia. The films will be screened in a fun and welcoming environment, with lights left on low, no adverts, audience participation and plenty of opportunities for audience members to get up and stretch their legs.

There will also be lots of fun games and activities taking place during the screenings and guests will be able to enjoy some delicious refreshments in the form of popcorn, ice-cream and tea and coffee. As if that wasn’t enough, the team at Gracewell of Church Crookham will be adding a retro touch by handing out old-style tickets as a throwback to the golden era of cinema.

The screenings will be taking place on the last Wednesday of each month at 11:30am and films will be selected based on requests. The next screening will show the hit film The Wizard of Oz and everyone is very welcome to come along and join the home to enjoy this cinematic treat.

Hannah Webb, General Manager of Gracewell of Church Crookham, said:

We are delighted to be hosting these wonderful cinema screenings. This initiative is just one example of the welcoming and supportive environment we always strive to create for those with living with dementia. We’re now very much looking forward to our next screening!

Join us for our next screening by contacting Steven Wyllie at or call 01252 917100