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Movie Memories

Movie Memories FAQ

What is Movie Memories?

Movie Memories is a monthly programme funded by Life Changes Trust presenting film screenings alongside a programme of multi-arts entertainment in a dementia friendly environment, with dementia aware staff and volunteers (Movie Memories Ambassadors) in attendance. People living with dementia play a central role in the programme delivery - Agnes Houston MBE is our Movie Memories Coordinator. Movie Memories is developed and informed by a steering group which includes Deal With Dementia, GCVS Community Connectors, Dementia Carers Voices, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, DEEP, Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association, Alzheimer Scotland and the North Dementia Forum. Running alongside the programme is an important academic research strand led by Brian Smith, Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University.

 

Why is this programme important?

A new case of dementia is diagnosed somewhere in the world every four seconds. This is something we can’t ignore, particularly as 34% of the 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK don’t feel part of their community, 61% felt anxious or depressed recently and 40% felt lonely. (Data from Alzheimer’s Society). Closer to home, 90,000 people have a diagnosis of dementia in Scotland and 10% of those people live in Glasgow. Research has shown that many people with dementia grow to fear that they will no longer be socially welcome, and stop taking part in activities they enjoy. At GFT we recognise the changes in our audiences, and understand that we need to be doing more to make sure people living with dementia - together with their family and friends - can enjoy a cinema experience in a safe and inclusive environment. Film not only has the power to bring communities together but it is a powerful tool to improve mental wellbeing and confidence.

 

What can I expect at a Movie Memories event?

A welcoming and safe environment.

A social space, where conversation is encouraged.

Dementia aware staff and volunteers in attendance.

Free refreshments and an interval.

All tickets are £3.

 

Access Information

All events will be seated.

The venue will have clear signage.

There is an accessible toilet.

The flooring in the cinema is short pile carpet.

The venue is well lit – the cinema stairs are lit at all times.

The venue is well ventilated.

 

When is it different?

Each month Movie Memories will present classic or contemporary film screenings alongside multi-arts entertainment, full details of upcoming events can be found on our website, by using the ‘Dementia Friendly’ filter option on the ‘What’s On’ page. Throughout the year we will host Dementia Friendly pop up film events that will happen in GFT and in community venues.

 

How do I get to GFT?

If you are arriving to us by car or taxi there is a convenient drop off point located directly in front of the GFT. The drop off point does not have a drop curb.

The GFT does not have its own car park. The nearest public car park is Cambridge Street Car Park (G2 3HN). Open 24 hours and located off Cowcaddens Road with 9 accessible marked Blue Badge bays.

 

How do I stay up-to-date with Movie Memories events?

For news and updates on dementia friendly screenings and events, sign up to the monthly Dementia Friendly Enewsletter: glasgowfilm.org/enewsletters Just sign up online through your GFT account and select dementia friendly Enewsletter Any problems, e-mail access@glasgowfilm.org and we will be happy to help.

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