Emagine Partners with Dementia Friendly Saline to Provide a First-of-its-Kind Movie Experience For Those Living with Dementia and their Caregivers

Exclusively at Emagine Saline

Troy, MI (March 1, 2023) Emagine Entertainment in partnership with Dementia Friendly Saline are proud to introduce the first of its kind Dementia Friendly Screenings, beginning March 8, 2023. Dementia Friendly Screenings include exclusively selected classic movies and musicals 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. Dementia Friendly Screenings will take place once a month exclusively at Emagine Saline located at 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline MI.

Emagine has partnered with Dementia Friendly Saline to provide guests with a special door to door experience guided by a team of dementia friendly “Purple Angels”. These staff members and volunteers will act as guides to greet guests curbside and escort them to a welcome table and then to their designated auditorium. They will provide assistance with seating, restrooms, and will also guide guests to a special designated quiet space for guests if needed. As part of the screenings, guests will receive a souvenir booklet, a goodie bag and door prizes at each screening event.

Guests are encouraged to arrive 45 minutes in advance of the show to participate in a pre-show mingling event which will include a light buffet of finger foods and a fun discussion about the movie.  The doors open at 1:15 for each screening and the movie begins at 2:00.

“I am very excited about this program and the partnership with Emagine to create these special movie screenings,” said Jim Mangi, Chair, Dementia Friendly Saline.  “This is the type of community engagement we are looking for so people in our community living with dementia can be a part of, not apart from our community.  These will be marvelous events and lift the spirits of all who attend.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Dementia Friendly Saline to offer our guests this one-of-a-kind movie-going experience,” stated Anthony LaVerde, CEO of Emagine Entertainment. “We look forward to offering a nostalgic experience with these wonderful classic movies and musicals in a sensitive and comfortable setting for our guests and their families living with dementia.”

Dementia Friendly Screenings will take place once a month exclusively at Emagine Saline.

Doors open at 1:15 PM and the film will begin at 2:00 PM.

The Spring Lineup of films includes:

  • SINGING IN THE RAIN – April 12, 2023
  • AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – May 10, 2023


Tickets for Dementia Friendly Screening events are just $5.00 each. Tickets to each of these screening events are available only through Dementia Friendly Saline and are not currently available online at Emagine. Guests must RSVP in advance for an accurate count for prizing, food, and additional screening offers.  To RSVP for tickets and to learn more, email Jim Mangi at [email protected].

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.