Relaxed Films

Relaxed Films

Film screenings tailored for those with dementia and memory loss.

Ropetackle is a certified dementia friendly venue. Our relaxed films place cinema at the heart of a growing dementia friendly community, providing an accessible, fun, and inclusive experience.

Relaxed films enable people living with dementia, as well as their families and carers, to attend the cinema in a safe and welcoming environment.

The films are open to everyone, but are specially designed to be warm and welcoming for people living with dementia, memory loss, or with sensory issues.

How do we create a relaxed environment?

  • Lights remain on at a low level
  • Volume is reduced and gentle
  • Capacity is limited to allow for plenty of room
  • Attendees are welcome to sing, dance, or talk during the film
  • There is an interval with refreshments served and an opportunity to socialise
  • Toilet facilities are close and clearly signposted
  • Cinema access is flat with no stairs or obstacles
  • Friendly staff and volunteers on hand to help make comfortable experience
  • Films are subtitled

We’re proud to be recognised by Alzheimer’s Society as Adur’s first Dementia Friendly Venue, helping improve the lives of those affected by dementia.

Relaxed and Friendly screenings are usually shown on the third Monday of every month.

View all upcoming Relaxed Films.

If you have any questions about our relaxed programme, or recommendations for making our events more accessible, please email:

For more information on the benefits of relaxed and friendly films, view the dementia friendly guidelines we are working towards.

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