Emagine Theatre brings dementia friendly screenings to Batavia

Emagine Entertainment announces that they will be offering Dementia Friendly Screenings once a month at the Emagine Batavia Theatre providing those with dementia and their caregivers a safe and enjoyable cinematic experience. 

Emagine Batavia is located at 550 N. Randall Rd. in Batavia, Illinois.  

Dementia Friendly Screenings, which started in March of 2023 in Michigan are making their way to additional Emagine Theatre locations in 2024. Dementia Friendly Screenings will play on the second Wednesday of each month and will include exclusively selected classic movies and musicals. These films will be presented in a unique setting with softer sound and ambient lighting for the comfort of people living with dementia as well as their caregivers and friends. Guests are able to interact with the presentation and encouraged to talk back, clap, tap their feet, sway, sing along, and get up and dance.

Auditoriums are conveniently located to provide easy access to the lobby, restrooms, and concession area. Dementia Friendly screenings allow for general seating so that guests can choose their seat and sit in a location that makes them feel most comfortable. Reserved seating will be provided for guests in wheelchairs.

Dementia Friendly Screenings will take place on the second Wednesday of each month.

Doors open at 1:15 PM and the film begins at 2:00 PM. Guests are encouraged to come early and participate in pre-show mingling. 

The Spring Lineup of films includes: 

  • PILLOW TALK – Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • EASTER PARADE – Wednesday, March 13, 2024
  • SOME LIKE IT HOT – Wednesday, April 10, 2024
  • THE BLUES BROTHERS – Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Tickets for Dementia Friendly Screening events are just $5.00 each and can be purchased at Emagine-Entertainment.com. Emagine will also be offering all Dementia Friendly guests a $5 concession package that will include a 44oz popcorn and a 20oz drink.

Dementia Friendly Screenings add to the list of specialty screenings at Emagine where guests can watch some of the newest film releases with an enhanced experience. Open Caption screenings provide subtitles for those with hearing impairments. Sensory Friendly Screenings provide modifications to the theatre atmosphere without modifying the film for those who experience sensory issues. 

“We started the Dementia Friendly program March of 2023 in Saline Michigan and the feedback that we’ve received proves to be a very rewarding experience for those suffering from memory issues and their caregivers. The experience is uplifting and enjoyable for everyone,” stated Anthony LaVerde, CEO of Emagine Entertainment. “This month we are expanding the program to three additional Emagine locations and are thrilled that we can add Emagine Batavia as our first Illinois theatre location.”

Dementia Friendly Screenings can be found at Emagine Batavia (Illinois), Emagine Saline (Michigan), Emagine Canton (Michigan), Emagine Rochester Hills (Michigan), Emagine Geneva Lakes (Wisconsin). If your organization is interested in partnering with Dementia Friendly Screenings, and sharing these screenings with your group, please reach out to guestservices@emagine-entertainment.com.

On-Sale dates vary. To learn more about the Dementia Friendly Screening Program please visit here.