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David Lean Cinema

The David Lean Cinema is a volunteer-run Community Interest Company screening a selection of popular and art house films in the Croydon Clock Tower cinema named after locally born director David Lean.

13 August 2018
Local Alliances:
Croydon 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?

We would like to provide free/low-cost screenings of films suitable for people with dementia and their carers, in an appropriate environment and with refreshments.            

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

The main problems envisioned are cost (most notably film hire costs) and access (the cinema does not have level access)        

2. Actions

  • All volunteers to become dementia friends by Dec 2019

    All members of the committee, plus salaried staff and volunteers to undertake a dementia awareness course.

  • Develop dementia friendly screenings for David Lean Cinema aiming to start Jan 2019

    Put in place a strategy to deliver such screenings, including funding, date/time/frequency of screenings, staff involved and their duties, modifications to environment and usual screening methods to accommodate audience needs.

  • Deliver and promote dementia friendly screenings during 2019

    Produce a programme of dementia friendly screenings for 2019, including an communications strategy.