Residents’ walk sees them get a big screen

Enjoying the cinema experience are, left to right, Prince's Court resident Lillian Newham, home manager Sandra McConville, activities co-ordinator Kirsty Daley and resident Doris Wilkinson.
Enjoying the cinema experience are, left to right, Prince's Court resident Lillian Newham, home manager Sandra McConville, activities co-ordinator Kirsty Daley and resident Doris Wilkinson.

A GROUP of care home residents are recreating the cinema experience in their own environment.

Prince’s Court care home in North Shields has installed a special projector and screen to recreate the cinema experience for its residents.

The cinema equipment is used in regular movie nights which show films from musicals such as Oklahoma to war films like The Great Escape.

The equipment can be moved to transform any lounge into a cinema, allowing all residents the chance to go to the movies and see their favourite films.

Money raised by residents during a recent sponsored walk was donated to help buy the cinema equipment.

The walk took them from the home in North Shields to the Tynemouth Castle and Priory.

The walk was three miles long, and was completed by residents, family, friends and staff.

The cinema will add to the benefits that residents can enjoy, and the sponsored walk worked well to encourage residents to have the most active lifestyle possible.

Sandra McConville, Manager of Prince’s Court care home, said: “The new cinema equipment is brilliant for the home.

“Being able to watch films in true cinema style really makes a difference for the residents, who have been able to rediscover some of their favourites.

“We’re so proud of the residents for their sponsored walk.

“They managed to raise a fantastic amount towards the equipment and everyone has really enjoyed the different screenings of a variety of films.”