The rightly admired Tyneside Cinema runs regular dementia friendly screenings. Films are usually popular classics in an environmnet where people with dementia and their carers are made to feel welcome. Take a look at their next screening at the end of March:


Jailhouse Rock (U)

Thursday 29 March, 13:30 

Our popular screening programme for people with dementia and their families and carers continues this March with one of the best of Elvis Presley's pre-Army films.

Jailhouse Rock sees The King play Vince Everett, a young man who is convicted of manslaughter after being drawn into a bar fight while trying to defend a woman.

In prison, Everett finds salvation when his cellmate, a country singer named Hunk Houghton (Mickey Shaughnessy), hears him sing and pegs him as a future star. Once released, Everett gets a job in a night club and meets Peggy Van Alden (Judy Tyler), a young woman who works for a record company and who, like Houghton, also sees talent in Everett.
Tickets: £4.50 each (Carers go free).