National autism friendly cinema screenings
We’re thrilled to announce that after a challenging year, autism friendly cinema screenings are back!
There will be some covid adjustments in place, and these will be dependent on the cinema. But we are working with all our partners to help autism friendly screenings get back into cinemas.
We ask that you don’t move around the cinema while social distancing is in place.
It’s been a difficult year for the cinemas and they are just starting to settle back into being open, so we ask for your patience and understanding.
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.
Here are the upcoming films for our partner cinemas. Please visit their webpage for full details:
- Cineworld – Paw Patrol: The Movie
See an autism friendly screening of Paw Patrol: The Movie on Sunday 3rd October at 11am.
- Showcase – Paw Patrol: The Movie
See an autism friendly screening of Paw Patrol: The Movie on Sunday 10th October at 10am.
- Picturehouse – announcement expected soon
- ODEON – announcement expected soon
- Everyman – announcement expected soon
- Vue – Peter Rabbit 2
See an autism friendly screening of Peter Rabbit 2 on Sunday 29th 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.
Found your local cinema?
It’s time to see when their next autism friendly screening is! Use the buttons below to find out more.