The first Meet Me at the Movies dementia friendly screening at the Ultimate Picture Palace is the absolutely classic 'Singin' in the Rain'. Join us at 2.30pm on Wednesday 20th May - tickets are £5 and includes a free ice cream! For booking details go to

Thanks to funding from the British Film Institute, Oxford’s Ultimate Picture Palace cinema, partnered by Creative Dementia Arts Network, will be putting on films for people with dementia and their carers. The monthly programme starts during Dementia Awareness week on Wednesday 20 May 2015, and includes not only vintage favourites such as Singin’ in the Rain but also recent releases such as Far from the Madding Crowd. During school holidays, families with a relative with a dementia will be able to enjoy the Wizard of Oz and Shaun the Sheep.

The UPP aims to enable those affected by dementia to relax and enjoy the films by taking account of their disabilities. This means the lights will be dimmed rather than turned off and the volume of the film reduced. Volunteers will be on hand to lend additional support if required especially if audience members want to get up and walk about a bit or need to visit the toilet. UPP staff (and hopefully fellow audience members) will be accepting of the wish for some audience members to exclaim and talk during the films. Indeed, there is a real expectation that as musical memories are triggered during some films, familiar songs will be sung!

Making things easier for people with dementia makes things better for their family members or paid carers accompanying them. 


Getting there

The UPP cinema is located in Jeune Street, East Oxford. This road is ONE WAY from the Cowley Road. There is no parking outside the cinema but there is one Disabled Parking space opposite the venue. Subject to the rules, people with Blue Badges can park in the streets around the cinema.

Taxis and mini buses can drop cinema goers outside. The nearest car parks are in St Clements and Union Street. See

Buses 1 and 5 (from Oxford Station and St Aldates) stop on Cowley Road near UPP.


Tickets cost £5 and include a free ice cream.

For booking details go to

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