The Sound of Music – Dementia Friendly Cinema

Sunday, 20 October 2019
02:00 PM – 04:30 PM
£5.50
for participants
£5.50
for carers

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, with Richard Haydn and Eleanor Parker. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 stage musical of the same name, composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The film’s screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, adapted from the stage musical’s book by Lindsay and Crouse. Based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, the film is about a young Austrian postulant in Salzburg, Austria, in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children.[4] After bringing love and music into the lives of the family, she marries the officer and together with the children find a way to survive the loss of their homeland to the Nazis.

This film screening is a dementia-friendly event and although is not exclusively for people with dementia, it is particularly suitable for people affected by dementia, their partners, family members and people who care for them professionally. Everyone is welcome but please be aware that there may be people talking during the film, moving around and leaving the cinema.

Tea and cake available from 1pm.

£5.50

Dementia friendly Early stage Moderate dementia Young onset Film Film & Photography Music

Event address

The Palace Theatre
430 London Road, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea, UK

Transport options: Buses, Rail, Parking nearby