Autism friendly screenings adjustments
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.
Autism friendly adjustments are designed to make the cinema more inclusive and accessible for people with sensory sensitivities, and others who can benefit.
Adjustments are guidelines we share with our partner cinemas and in our free training for other chains and independent cinemas. We encourage all cinemas to personalise their screenings to their audience and help guests feel welcome and comfortable.
Our training helps cinema staff understand autism and how to help autistic guests really enjoy their cinema experience. It also lists the key adjustments needed for a performance to be labelled as ‘autism friendly.’ These include:
- Lights left on low
- Sound turned down
- No adverts or trailers
- Staff trained in autism understanding
- Disabled access
- Chill out zone, where available
- Freedom to move around and sit where you like
- Bring your own food and drink
- Free entry for carers with a valid CEA Card, or other concessions made available
- Free social story template, download here
If you have any feedback about how autism friendly is handled at our partner cinemas: ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Showcase, Picturehouse and Everyman, please contact us. Please speak with other cinemas directly.
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