Everybody Friendly Cinema
When you come to watch an “Everybody-Friendly” Screening, you are invited to watch a film with full permission to stretch your legs, dance in the aisles, sing along at the top of your voice, chat to the person next to you and not worry if you’re bothering anybody. So many people stop going to the cinema for these reasons, so we invite you to do what you need to do to enjoy your time at the movies.
The aim of these events is for us all to feel like we’ve had a lovely, memorable afternoon out together, with friends, regardless of who we came with.
I dress up as the main character of the film, and give each audience member a goody-bag of weird and wonderful objects – things to use during the film (something to wave, wear or make a sound with). These items create a more 3-dimensional atmosphere and help us stay focused on the film, and they also give us opportunities to play and perhaps get to know each other better or reminisce.
These were originally designed in 2016 as “Dementia-Friendly Screenings” of Musical Films. Fairly quickly, we realised that it wasn’t just people living with Dementia and their carers who enjoyed and benefitted from them.
Our audience is now a delightful mix of humans. What’s of utmost importance is that EVERYBODY feels welcome and included.
Younger adults and children with Special Educational Needs, groups of friends, families, children. People who just want to have some fun and play with others.
EVERYBODY is welcome, even if you don’t think you’re the kind of person who likes to have fun.
If you are interested in hosting a screening, then please do get in contact here.
What the audience said:
“A transformative experience.”
“Sunshine and laughter – just what we needed!”
“We even forgot to eat our Fruit Pastilles, because we were so engrossed!”
“Just stupid fun!”
Visit the Everybody Friendly Screenings YouTube channel to see more.
Films we’ve shown:
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
On The Town
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Singin’ In The Rain
Wizard of Oz
If you are interested in booking a screening and would like to see a video of the performances, please contact me on suzy [at] suzyharvey.com or via the contact form here.