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Miracle on 34th Street
BUY TICKETS 3pm Thursday 19 December *Dementia-friendly screening
DIRECTOR George Seaton
CAST Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood
A dementia-friendly screening of this glorious Christmas classic about a department store Santa who has to prove that he is in fact the real old gent.
The holiday season is in full swing when a cultured gentleman with twinkling eyes, an ample belly and a snowy beard is hired as a Macy’s department store Santa. But when he is put on trial, everyone’s faith is put to the test as young and old must face the question: do you believe in Father Christmas?
(1947 USA 94 mins + interval B&W)
Screening open to all but particularly welcoming to people living with dementia and their friends, family and carers.
Miracle on 34th Street is an apt tile for such a magical film. It glows with goodwill that can at times seem a little thin on the ground in other so-called Christmas films. The question posed not only to the characters of the movie, but also to the audience is, ‘do you believe in Santa Claus?’ If that sounds a little too mawkish for your tastes, then get ready to rein in your cynical reactions for this Oscar-winning movie … this is a clever and deeply original story, that remains true and confident in direction, while delivering considerable charm all the while. Almar Haflidason, BBC
BBFC advice: Contains no material likely to offend or harm
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