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:
- Cineworld – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem on Sunday October 1st
See an autism-friendly screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem on Sunday October 1st at 11am.
Please note that Cineworld Enfield location will be showing their screening on Saturday September 30th 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 – Various
See an autism-friendly screening, at 10am, of:
- 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.
- ODEON – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Sunday August 20th
See an autism friendly screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Sunday August 20th at 10am or 10:15am
***Important; some ODEON cinemas open later so will be showing the screening later than 10am. Please check with your local cinema.
- Scott cinemas – The Little Mermaid on Saturday 10th June
See an autism friendly screening of The Little Mermaid on Saturday 10th June (except Bristol), at 10.45am.
- Everyman – announcement expected soon
- Vue – The Little Mermaid (2023)
See an autism friendly screening of The Little Mermaid (2023) at participating Vue cinemas on Sunday 27th August at 10:30am.
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.