Light Cinema Bolton

Light Cinema is a customer focused cinema experience with an exciting, highly inclusive, social venue in the heart of Bolton.

Updated:
10 May 2017
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Arts, Hospitality, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Lancashire Dementia Action Alliance, Bolton Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

In association with Bolton Council, Dementia Friends, Dementia Action Allience and Iceland Food, these daytime screenings are open to the public, and we particularly invite people with dementia and their carers and families. We aim to create a relaxed and friendly enviroment for those living with dementia with our monthly Hollywood and Bollywood dementia friendly screenings. 

There are no ads or trailers - so the film starts promptly; lights will be left on low and customers are welcome to move around as necessary. There will be a 20-minute interval halfway through the film with entertainment. Free refreshments - sponsored by Iceland Food - will also be avaiable. 

 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We are contrained to one Hollywood and one Bollywood dementia screening a month and have consulted the public to what time is best for them during the week, therefore, we are hopeing for a stong turn out to each of these events. 

Even though our staff will be demtai champions and friends, we will welcome more volunteers who want to get involved. 

2. Actions

  • Staff Awareness Training

    Three of our members of staff are becoming Dementia Champions so we can ensure that our staff are all Dementia Friends providing the best possible service. 

    We will also be able to train other members of the community to be dementia friends.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Consultation

    We are asking the public to consult on our dementia screenings to ensure that the screenings are as friendly and assessibel as possible.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friendly Screenings

    We aim to have Hollywood and Bollywood dementia friendly screenings open to the public where everyone feels relaxed. 

    The daytime screenings are open to the public, and we particularly invite people with dementia and their carers and families. 

    There are no ads or trailers - so the film starts promptly; lights will be left on low and customers are welcome to move around as necessary. There will be a 20-minute interval halfway through the film with entertainment. Free refreshments - sponsored by Iceland Food - will be available.

    Status:
    Planning