James Stewart and June Allyson star in a delightful biography of Glenn Miller, a talented young trombone player who became one of the most popular big-band leaders of all time. This is a funny, celebratory and sympathetic tribute to a talented musician who, at the outbreak of World War Two, was willing to travel to entertain the troops stationed in Europe.
The toe-tapping score features many big band pieces originally performed by Glenn Miller’s orchestra, with a fantastic line-up of cameo appearances including Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa.
Director: Anthony Mann
Starring: James Stewart, June Allyson
1953 | USA | 108 mins
Doors open from 10.00 am.
Film starts 11 am.
There will be a short interval.
Film screening ends approx 1 pm.
About Memory Matinees:
Since the start of 2018, we have been running the Memory Matinees project, which provides opportunities for people living with dementia, their family members and carers to watch a film together in an appropriate setting. We believe that a trip to the cinema is a powerful way for people living with dementia to reconnect with memories.
Everyone is welcome to attend these events and tickets are free.
You can simply turn up on the day, or if you’d like to let us know in advance that you’ll be attending, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lights will be raised slightly and the sound level will be slightly lower than normal. Our trained staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout’ but please note pastoral care is not provided. A friend, family member or carer must also attend if pastoral care is required.
These screenings at HEART are facilitated and supported by Rose’s Tea Bar, which is a joint project by HEART and OWLS. The screenings here take place every two months at 11am with Rose’s Tea Bar opening at 10am.
Rose’s Tea Bar encourages people over the age of 55 to attend the weekly Friday sessions at HEART. Here people can have a cheap coffee and cake, read the paper, meet new people or take part in various activities. HEART, OWLS and Rose’s Tea Bar are delighted to have the Memory Matinees as part of this activity programme.