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.”
Based on the much-loved TV show of the same name and featuring many original cast members, such as Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, and Hugh Bonneville, follow the dramatic lives of the aristocratic Crawley family in this historical feature, not to be missed.
Against the stunning backdrop of the English countryside lies the grandiose Crawley household, home to Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), his family, and their tireless servants.
There’s all the glamour of the manor house, the expansive estate, and the charming servant’s quarters. But as ever, Robert, his wife Cora (Elizabeth McGovern), his mother Violet (Maggie Smith), and the rest of the family are never far from drama…
Following on from the much-loved BAFTA winning television show of the same name, Downton Abbey stars an ensemble of original cast, including Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the Harry Potter film series, The Lady in the Van), Michelle Dockery (Good Behaviour, The Sense of an Ending, Self/Less), and Hugh Bonneville (Paddington 2, Breathe, Viceroy’s House).
This historical drama set against the political and social backdrop of the early 20th century is one not to be missed, for fans of the show and newcomers alike.
Running time: 2hrs 2mins
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.