We extend a warm welcome to people who feel overwhelmed by the ordinary cinema environment. These relaxed screenings are open to ANYONE who would benefit from a relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere including (but not limited to) people living with dementia; people with an Autism Spectrum Condition; people with learning difficulties; people with sensory or communication difficulties; parents with young babies; and anyone who feels they would benefit from a more supportive and inclusive experience.
Teresa Price, carer at Davenham Residential Care Home, said: “You can see what it means to the residents to have a day out. It’s a chance to meet new people and to feel part of the world. For some of them it’s the only time the leave the home.”
Susan Tomkins, resident at Bradbury Court, said: “This is wonderful: it’s the first time I’ve been to the cinema in 50 years. The last film I saw at the cinema was Cliff Richard in Summer Holiday. It’s lovely to get out and see something. We liked it so much we’re coming back to go to the pantomime as well. It’ll be my first time in a theatre.”
Kate (Kristin Scott Thomas) assures her husband she’ll be fine as he heads out on his next military tour in Afghanistan, leaving her at the military base.
She’s one of many wives left behind while their husbands are on active duty. She dedicates her time to keeping the women’s spirits up through the social committee, who’ve come up with the latest idea of starting a choir. Now she must work alongside the laid-back Lisa (Sharon Horgan), a total contrast to her strait-laced nature, to ensure the choir gives the women the lift they need.
Although Lisa and Kate clash at first, they find a way to make the choir hit the right notes. In fact, it works so well that they find themselves going from practicing at the military base to performing on an international level. Soon, the choir that was about getting through the pain and worry that comes with being part of a military wife turns into a way to bring hope to many more military families across the nation.
Running time: 1hr 50mins
During a relaxed film screening:
- The lights will be on
- There may be noise and movement
- Extra staff to help at all times
- Freedom to come and go as you wish
£3.50 (Free Carers bookable via the Box Office 01684 892277)
Wheelchair spaces are limited. Please book in advance and state your requirements if possible.
The Relaxed screenings are possible thanks to funding from The Eveson Charitable Trust, Worcestershire County Council and the Waitrose Community Matters scheme.