National autism friendly cinema screenings

 Autism-friendly screenings are sometimes called relaxed or sensory-friendly screenings. Adjustments are made to reduce stress and sensory input, such as low lighting and sound, freedom to move and staff trained in autism awareness.


Upcoming autism-friendly cinema screenings

Here are the upcoming films for our partner cinemas. Please visit their webpage for full details:

Cineworld – The Garfield Movie
See an autism-friendly screening of The Garfield Movie on Sunday 2nd June at 11am.
Please note that Cineworld Enfield location will be showing their screening the day [Saturday] before at 11am.

The Light – Various
The Light has a variety of screenings scheduled across their cinemas. Please visit their page to find out what’s showing near you.

Showcase – The Garfield Movie
See an autism-friendly screening of The Garfield Movie on Sunday 26th May at 10:30am*

*NOTE: the time has changed from 10am to 10:30am for Showcase autism friendly screenings.

Picturehouse – Robot Dreams
See an autism-friendly screening of Robot Dreams on 16th June.

Times and films vary by location. Find out more on their website.

ODEON – Various
See an autism friendly screening of:

  • June 9th – Garfield
  • July 7th – Inside Out 2
  • August 11th – Despicable Me 4

***Important; some ODEON cinemas open later so will be showing the screening later than 10am. Please check with your local cinema.

Vue – Kung Fu Panda 4 
See an autism friendly screening of Kung Fu Panda 4 on Sunday 26th May at 10:30am at participating Vue cinemas.

At least once a month ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Showcase, Picturehouse and Everyman cinemas show popular films in an autism-friendly environment, and independent cinemas can use our free training to host their own.

We hope these screenings will help more people with sensory sensitivity enjoy the cinema and for many, provide a transition into regular screenings.

Anyone who feels they can benefit from the adjustments is welcome and no proof of diagnosis is needed. Your loved ones or support staff are welcome too.

Find an autism-friendly screening near you

This map displays our partner cinemas showing autism-friendly screenings and some independent cinemas too. Alternatively, use the buttons below to find out about upcoming screenings.

Click the arrow on the left to turn the layers on and off for each cinema brand. We try to keep this information up to date but recommend you check with your local cinema for participation details.

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