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Nostalgic Cinema: National Velvet (1944) (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: National Velvet (1944)

Directed by Clarence Brown

Starring Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor

Duration 133 mins


Nostalgic Cinema events are kindly sponsored by Home Instead Exeter & East Devon – providers of officially outstanding home care across our community.


When Velvet Brown (Elizabeth Taylor), an equine-loving 12-year-old living in rural Sussex, becomes the owner of a rambunctious horse, she decides to train it for England's Grand National race. Aided by former jockey Mi Taylor (Mickey Rooney) and encouraged by her family, the determined Velvet gets her steed, affectionately called "The Pie," ready for the big day. However, a last-minute problem arises with the jockey and an unexpected rider must step in as a replacement.



Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


All Nostalgic Cinema performances have subtitles to assist full enjoyment of the film by any members of the audience who are hard of hearing.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


Tickets £5 - includes hot drink, biscuits and chat after the screening.

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Seats are not allocated for these showings.

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