AN INDEPENDENT cinema has decided to back our Dementia Friendly Penarth campaign and will be hosting a special screening next month.

Snowcat Cinema started showing films in Penarth Pier Pavilion last year and has regular screenings of all film genres, for all ages.

Ben Rive has been involved with the pop-up cinema for two years now and has been running the screenings at the Pavilion since November 2017.

Mr Rive has now decided to jump on board with the Penarth Times' Dementia Friendly Penarth scheme and will aim to show regular 'relaxed' screenings of films for people with all varying stages of the condition.

He said: "I want the joy of film to be accessible to everybody in the community. We will be running relaxed screenings of films on a regular basis and would love people living with dementia and their families to be able to enjoy coming to the movies.

"Watching a film on a big screen is one of life's great pleasures and we are thrilled to be joining the Dementia Friendly Penarth movement."

Snowcat are currently organising the first of these 'relaxed' screenings for next month. For more information, visit

The Dementia Friendly Penarth campaign aims to raise awareness of the condition. The scheme works with local businesses to enable them to become Dementia Friends and learn how to make their business suitable for those who have dementia.