ODEON autism friendly screenings

We’re thrilled to announce that after a challenging year, autism friendly cinema screenings are coming 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.

An announcement for ODEON’s next autism friendly screening is expected soon


“We understand our cinemas are large, busy and exciting environments and for some this creates barriers or results in sensory overload. We’ve developed a regular program of screenings designed to create a relaxed and safe environment.”

ODEON have been hosting autism friendly cinema screenings since 2011 and now their sensory friendly films are at over 100 cinemas at least once a month.


Use the map and 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 ODEON cinemas show autism friendly screenings?

This Google Map shows you which ODEON cinemas participate in our autism friendly screenings. We will list any cinemas not participating in a particular screening and further information on the event page linked below.

While we try to keep this map up to date we recommend checking with your local cinema or booking tickets in advance.

How do I book tickets?

Tickets are available to book around 5 days in advance. You can book tickets on ODEON’s website or at  your local cinema.

The film’s name will be listed with “Autism friendly screening” before it so you know you’re booking the right one.

If you have a CEA Card and you’re booking online, you will need an online profile and to add it to the ‘Accessibility’ section of  your details in ‘My ODEON’.

If you have any booking enquiries, please contact ODEON:

Start planning your trip to the cinema

Use the buttons below to find out what’s on, watch trailers and plan your trip.

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