A family flick and dementia-friendly film coming to Chorley Community Cinema

The cast of 'Bill', to be shown at Chorley Little Theatre on Thursday, February 18
The cast of 'Bill', to be shown at Chorley Little Theatre on Thursday, February 18

A feel-good classic and a family-friendly flick will keep people of all ages entertained, at Chorley Community Cinema in February.

First upon Thursday, February 11, is a dementia-friendly screening of ‘Singin’ In The Rain’, starting at 1.30pm.

A throwback movie presented in association with the British Film Institute, The Dukes, CADOS (Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society), Chorley Council and Age UK Lancashire, the screening is open to all but caters to the elderly with low-level lights, extra signage, and an interval.

The 1952 musical directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, stars Kelly himself, Donald O’Connor and Debbie 
Reynolds.

Set in Hollywood at the end of the silent era, it follows movie star Don Lockwood as he attempts to change his style to keep up with new technology.

Working on a new musical, Don falls in love with his co-writer Kathy, but things don’t run smoothly before opening night.

The film is 103 minutes long, with an interval including tea and coffee.

Then on Thursday, February 18, comes ‘Bill’, featuring the stars of TV’s Horrible Histories enacting a hilarious alternative story of how humble lute player Bill Shakespeare became the greatest writer in the English language.

Starring Matthew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, and Jim Howick, and directed by Richard Bracewell, it’s sure to keep the kiddies giggling – and parents too – during half-term. It starts at 1.30pm and is just over 90 minutes long.

Tickets for each of the two films are £3 in advance from Malcolm’s Musicland (01257 264362) or on the door at the cinema, based at Chorley Little Theatre in Dole Lane.