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Dementia Friendly Cinema: Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane sees Doris Day in her trailblazing portrayal of the Wild West heroine, as she tries to save her saloon and win the heart of Lt Danny Gilmartin (Philip Carey).

Beginning with a dramatic rescue of Danny then fast tasked to encourage famous actress, Adelaid Adams to perform at the Golden Garter, Calamity doesn't have time to settle down so she definitely doesn't see Wild Bill Hickok (Howard Keel) as anything other than a nuisance. 

Used to driving stagecoaches and gun-slinging with Native Americans Calamity's world is thrown off course when she accidentally brings home Katy Brown (Allyn McLerie), masquerading as Ms Adams. Katie soon becomes a firm friend and helps Calamity learn that she has more to her than meets the eye.

With plenty of whip-crackin', and toe-tappin' musical numbers it's no surprise this film became an instant classic.


Dementia Friendly Cinema is our popular screening programme for people with dementia and their families and carers.

Thanks to generous support from Lowes Financial Management, each month we'll screen one of your favourite musicals or classic films and our trained staff will be on hand with a warm welcome.

Screenings are open to everyone and anyone. We screen the films with the lights up a little and sound down a touch in our beautiful Classic auditorium. Come along, sing along to the action onscreen, and above all, have fun!

Please note: the cinema has limited accessible seating. If you require wheelchair accessible or stair-free seating we recommend that you book in advance of the screening.

Find out more about our Dementia Friendly Cinema programme >


Film Information

Running Time: 1 hr 39 mins

BBFC Advice: U

Director(s): David Butler

Country of Origin: USA

Year of release:

Language(s): English

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