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 – The Little Mermaid on Sunday 4th June
See an autism-friendly screening of The Little Mermaid on Sunday 4th June at 11am.
Please note that Cineworld Enfield location will be showing their screening on Saturday 3rd June 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 Super Mario Bros. Movie on Tuesday 25th April
See an autism-friendly screening of The Super Mario Bros. Movie on Tuesday 25th April at 4:15pm (EXCEPT Southampton)
- Picturehouse – Minions: The Rise of Gru in on 19th February and Moana on 19th March
See an autism-friendly screening of:
- Minions: The Rise of Gru on Sunday 19th February
- Moana on Sunday 19th March
- ODEON – Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania (12A) on the Sunday 12th March
See an autism friendly screening of The Super Mario Bros. Movie on Sunday 23rd April 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 Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
See an autism friendly screening of The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! at participating Vue cinemas on Sunday 28th August at 11:30am.
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.