National autism friendly cinema screenings

We’re thrilled to announce that after a challenging few years, autism-friendly cinema screenings are back!

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:


  • 17th September – Jungle Book (original)
  • 24th September – Beauty and the Beast (original)


  • 1st – Toy Story (Disney 100)
  • 8th – Paw Patrol – The Mighty Movie
  • 15th – Frozen (Disney 100)
  • 22nd – Trolls Band Together
  • 29th – Trolls Band Together

Picturehouse – Various
See an autism-friendly screening of:

    • The Little Mermaid (2023) on 17 September
    • Elemental on 19 Nov

Times vary by location.

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.

Have you 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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