Calamity Jane – Dementia Friendly Screening
In the lonely Deadwood, Dakota, territory, sharpshooter Calamity Jane (Doris Day) falls for cavalry Lt. Danny Gilmartin (Philip Carey) when she is forced to rescue him from the Indians. Recognizing that the women-starved townsmen long for a “real” woman, Calamity journeys to Chicago to bring back famous singer Adelaid Adams, but mistakenly brings her maid Katie instead. Heartbroken when Danny falls for Katie, Calamity all but ignores her jovial friend Wild Bill Hickok (Howard Keel).
This is a dementia friendly screening, designed to be inclusive to all needs, providing a relaxed atmosphere for families and carers to enjoy sharing the magic of the movies with their loved ones.
We welcome those who might be challenged in a traditional cinema environment, who may vocalise, walk around during the session or require support. They’re also ideal for groups so do get in contact if you work for a community organisation that provides activities for those in dementia and aged care.