Duke of York’s Cinema Brighton team up with The Bevern Trust
Duke of York’s Cinema in Brighton are one of the businesses that we have been speaking to recently about helping us to raise awareness and and promote inclusivity for disabled people. We are delighted that the cinema will be hosting a non-exclusive screening of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory on Friday 23rd September in association with The Bevern Trust. Each month we will be working together to promote inclusivity screenings especially chosen for profoundly disabled people and their carers.[gdlr_notification icon=”icon-flag” type=”color-background” background=”#CEE3F6″ color=”#08088A”]BOOK TICKETS HERE[/gdlr_notification] [gdlr_video url=”https://youtu.be/GNarV_3P4oM” ] [gdlr_frame type=”border” align=”left” caption=”This screening is an ‘all welcome’, non-exclusive screening with special consideration made towards lighting and noise – especially for people with complex sensory needs. We are looking to promote a ‘all-welcome screening’. Allowing people with profound disabilities the freedom and opportunity to visit the cinema is something we feel passionately about. We are very grateful to The Duke of York’s Cinema for helping to promote inclusivity through access to the cinema. The residents of Bevern View have complex needs but love going to the cinema although it is not always possible for them to attend evening performances.”][gdlr_image_link type=”image” image_url=”” link_url=”” alt=””][/gdlr_frame] [gdlr_quote align=”center” ]The Duke of York’s Picture House is an art house cinema in Brighton, England, which lays claim to being the oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain. According to cinema historian Allen Eyles, the cinema “deserves to be named Britain’s oldest cinema”. In 2012 it was voted best Cinema in the UK.[/gdlr_quote]
The Duke of York’s cinema was built by actress-manager Violet Melnotte-Wyatt. It opened on 22 September 1910 and was one of Brighton’s first picture palaces and also one of the first cinemas in the world. It was built on the site of the Amber Ale Brewery, the walls of which still form the rear part of the auditorium. The building remains largely unaltered, it even retains one of its boxes in the balcony area.
The Bevern Trust care for profoundly disabled people at Bevern View, a purpose built home in Barcombe just outside Lewes. We need to raise over £10,000 each month to continue to offer the freedom and opportunity that allows people with complex needs to live their life in abundance. Click here to donate or call 01273 021241 for information on volunteering or supporting us through your place of work.