Dementia-Friendly Film Screening

Saffron Screen will continue its dementia-friendly screening programme this month with the toe-tapping musical Calamity Jane.

The event, on Wednesday 30th May, offers those living with dementia an opportunity to see a film in a relaxed, supportive and safe environment.  Supported by Saffron Walden Dementia Action Alliance the key features include: more lighting, no adverts, a 15 minute interval and a welcoming environment for those living with dementia and their family, friends and carers. Moving around and noise are accepted and the doors open one hour before the film starts for socialising and acclimatising. Tickets are priced at £5, carer tickets are free and the ticket price includes a free hot drink and biscuits.

Saffron Screen is committed to making the cinema more accessible also offering pop-up events in more rural areas of Uttlesford, autism-friendly screenings, an audio description service on most films and  subtitled films for the hard of hearing. It is also wheelchair friendly and has an induction loop.

The cinema is currently seeking funding to upgrade its audio description equipment and interested parties should contact

Calamity Jane (U) will be shown on Wednesday 30th May at 3pm. Doors open at 2pm. Tickets are available in person from the Tourist Information Centre and box office or online at