Dementia Friendly Screening of “Superman: The Movie” in Southampton, England
Posted on July 13, 2023 by Neil Cole
The Harbour Lights Picturehouse Cinema in Southampton, England will present a special dementia friendly screening of the 1978 blockbuster film, “Superman: The Movie” on Monday, August 29th at 11:00am (BST).
One of the most well-regarded superhero films of all time, Superman was a box-office smash when it rocketed to Earth in 1978. The last son of the dead planet Krypton, Kal-El (Christopher Reeve) is found as a baby by Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter) when his spaceship crashes just outside of Smallville, USA. Given the name “Clark” by his adopted parents, the boy grows up strong in the American heartland, developing amazing powers under the light of the yellow sun. One day, Clark finds a glowing crystal, and with it finds out about his alien heritage, the knowledge imparted to him by his birth father, Jor-El (Marlon Brando). The boy becomes a man, and moves to Metropolis to work for the Daily Planet newspaper, finding love in Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) and danger in the form of criminal genius Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman).
Dementia Friendly Screenings are open to all, but aim to make cinema more accessible to local dementia communities by providing an fun, friendly and inclusive experience for people living with dementia. The lights are left on low, there are no adverts or trailers and the audience is allowed to move around should they wish to.
Free tea, coffee and biscuits are served for half an hour before the film to give people the chance to meet and socialise with others, and to familiarise themselves with the cinema space and there is extra signage put up to help you navigate the building.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit PictureHouses.com.