Dementia Friendly: Calamity Jane

Dir: David Butler
Cast: Allyn Ann McLerie, Chubby Johnson, Dick Wesson, Doris Day, Gale Robbins, Howard Keel, Paul Harvey, Philip Carey
101 mins

A rootin’ tootin’ all-time musical classic in collaboration with Calderdale Dementia Hub.

Doris Day and Howard Keel fuss, feud and fall in love as Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok. At first curvaceous Calamity is too durned busy fighting Indians and cracking a bullwhip to pay mind to such girlie what-alls as dresses and perfume. She soon changes her mind when Katie Brown arrives in town.

Our Dementia Friendly Screenings

Dementia Friendly Screenings are open to all, but aim to make cinema more accessible to local dementia communities by providing a fun, friendly and inclusive experience for people living with dementia. The lights are left on low, there are no adverts or trailers and the audience is allowed to move around, or sing along to any musical numbers, should they wish to.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits are served for half an hour before the film to give people the chance to meet and socialise with others, and to familiarise themselves with the cinema space and there is extra signage put up to help you navigate the building. There is also an interval half-way through the film.

Tickets are at the Off-Peak price of £7.50 per person, with a free place for accompanying carers.

Please read our Cinema FAQs page detailing our safety guidance and refunds policy.