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This screening is a dementia supportive screening in collaboration with Teesside Dementia Link Services.

This is a dementia supportive screenings in association with TDLS.

Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, The Railway Children Return is an enchanting and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. Jenny Agutter resumes her role as Bobbie from the original film and is joined by Sheridan Smith, Tom Courtenay and John Bradley. 1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily, Pattie and Ted Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury, her daughter, Annie, and grandson Thomas, and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside. When the children discover injured American soldier Abe hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.

  • What is a dementia supportive screening?

    Dementia supportive screenings in association with Teesside Dementia Link Services are designed to make the experience of attending certain screenings at ARC easier for people living with dementia.

    TDLS staff members will be in attendance at these screenings to support those living with dementia with ticket purchases, finding their way to their seats, and providing a welcoming environment. If you would like to attend the screenings and require an essential companion such as a support worker to attend with you, you can also take advantage of our companion ticket scheme – providing your essential companion with a free ticket to attend the screening with you.

    These screenings will run without reduced sound levels, and the cinema lighting will go to full dark during the film.

    If screenings with reduced sound and higher light levels would better meet your access requirements please see ARC’s relaxed screenings for those living with dementia on Thursday afternoons.

  • BBFC Ratings Info (May Contain Spoilers)

    dangerous behaviour

    A child steps out in front of a train to stop it. There are scenes in which children play near train tracks.


    There are scenes of racism in which Black men are called ‘boy’ and beaten up for socialising with white people. In one scene, a teenage boy speaks of his experience of racism back in the United States and briefly refers to ‘lynchings’. There a brief scene in which both white and Black people are attacked by US soldiers for socialising together. Racism is clearly and quickly condemned and the issue as a whole is treated with sensitivity.


    There is mild bad language including use of the term ‘turd’. Other language includes terms such as ‘damn’, ‘God’ and ‘hell’.

    rude humour

    There are frequent moments of toilet humour which include references to ‘skidmarks’ and ‘touching cloth’.

    threat and horror

    A girl hits her head after a bomb is dropped nearby. A group of soldiers invade a party and become violent. There is a tense scene when two soldiers search for a teenage boy and girl who are in hiding.


    A Black man is punched in the stomach and then, it’s implied, kicked; it’s suggested that the violence is racially motivated. A pub is raided and soldiers attack civilians with someone eventually being shot; the shooting is discreet. A teenage boy has a bloody gash on his knee and a swollen foot.

    There are emotional scenes when parents have to say goodbye to their children who are being evacuated and also when characters become bereaved.

  • Seating Accessibility Information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.