Cineworld autism friendly 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.

See an autism friendly screening of The Croods 2: A New Age on Sunday 1st August at 11am at participating Cineworld cinemas.


“Cineworld was one of the first cinemas to join Dimensions autism friendly screenings and we haven’t looked back. It’s very important for us to be able to offer inclusive screenings for people with autism and help them enjoy the world of film.”

Cineworld have been hosting autism friendly cinema screenings since 2012 and now their sensory friendly films are at over 100 cinemas at least once a month.


Use the buttons below to plan your trip.

What makes a cinema screening autism friendly?

Sometimes you might also see an autism friendly screening being described as a relaxed screening or a sensory friendly screening. This means there are some adjustments in place to help reduce the stress and sensory input people with autism and other sensory sensitivities can experience.

Some autism friendly adjustments include:

Dimensions provides free online training for every cinema in the UK, and additional support for our partner cinemas; ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Showcase, Picturehouse and Everyman.

Which Cineworld cinemas are showing this autism friendly screening?

Participating Cineworld cinemas are listed below. While we try to keep this up to date we recommend checking with your local cinema or booking tickets in advance.

  • Aberdeen Union Square
  • Aldershot
  • Ashford
  • Ashton-Under-Lyne
  • Basildon
  • Bedford
  • Bexleyheath
  • Birmingham Broad Street
  • Birmingham Nec
  • Boldon Tyne And Wear
  • Bolton
  • Bracknell
  • Bradford
  • Braintree
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Broughton
  • Burton On Trent
  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Cardiff
  • Castleford
  • Cheltenham
  • Chesterfield
  • Chichester
  • Crawley
  • Dalton Park
  • Didcot
  • Didsbury
  • Dover
  • Dublin
  • Dundee
  • Eastbourne
  • Edinburgh
  • Ely
  • Enfield
  • Falkirk
  • Feltham
  • Glasgow Parkhead
  • Glasgow Renfrew Street
  • Glasgow Silverburn
  • Gloucester Quay
  • Harlow Queensgate
  • Haverhill
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • High Wycombe
  • Hinckley
  • Hull
  • Huntingdon
  • Ilford
  • Ipswich
  • Isle Of Wight
  • Jersey
  • Leigh
  • Llandudno
  • Loughborough
  • Luton
  • Middlesbrough
  • Milton Keynes
  • Newcastle
  • Newport
  • Northampton
  • Nottingham
  • Poole
  • Rochester
  • Rugby
  • Runcorn
  • Sheffield
  • Shrewsbury
  • Solihull
  • Southampton
  • Speke
  • St Helens
  • St Neots
  • Stevenage
  • Stockport
  • Stoke
  • Swindon
  • Telford
  • Wakefield
  • Wandsworth
  • Wembley
  • West India Quay
  • Weston Super Mare
  • Weymouth
  • Whiteley
  • Witney
  • Wolverhampton
  • Wood Green
  • Yate
  • Yeovil

How do I book tickets?

Tickets are available to book around 5 days in advance. There are a number of ways you can book tickets for Cineworld’s autism friendly screenings. Select the film listed as an autism friendly screening and follow the booking process:

  1. On the Cineworld website
  2. Via the Cineworld Box Office on 0871 200 2000 (calls cost 12p per minute from a BT landline. Mobile and other providers may vary)
  3. At your local cinema.

If you have any booking enquiries, please contact Cineworld:

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