National autism friendly cinema screenings

Some autism friendly screenings are cancelled due to Covid-19. Please visit this webpage for updates and statements about autism friendly cinemas and Covid-19.

Statement about Cineworld and Picturehouse temporary closure

We are extremely sad to hear about the temporary closure of Cineworld and Picturehouse cinemas across the country. Cineworld and Picturehouse have been a brilliant partner for autism friendly screenings and have always been enthusiastic and proactive about doing more for their guests with autism.

We understand that guests to Cineworld and Picturehouse autism friendly screenings will be looking for alternative screenings to go to. We will keep you updated about our partner chains hosting autism friendly screenings so you can find one near you.

We also encourage you to let us know about independent cinemas in your area so we can ask them to take the free autism friendly cinema training. This is available at www.dimensions-uk.org/afstraining and is free and available for everyone.

Please email DimensionsCampaigns@dimensions-uk.org to let us know about an independent cinema we can approach.

Thank you and we hope to welcome Cineworld and Picturehouse back to autism friendly screenings soon.


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.

Use the map and buttons below to find autism friendly screenings near you.

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.

Found your local cinema?

It’s time to see when their next autism friendly screening is! Use the buttons below to find out more.

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