Showcase autism friendly screenings

In response to the government’s advice to prevent the spread of Covid-19 Showcase has decided to close their venues and cancel scheduled autism friendly cinema screenings.

Please visit this webpage for updates and information.

Showcase’s statement about cinema closures


“Following Government guidelines, National Amusements, owner of Showcase Cinemas, has announced that it is temporarily closing all its cinemas in the UK from close of business on Tuesday 17 March. All tickets purchased in advance for future shows can be refunded by contacting the cinema directly on the relevant telephone number below, daily between 12pm-8pm.

“Throughout the Coronavirus outbreak, our staff and customers’ health has been and will be our top priority. During the last few weeks, we have implemented COVID-19 prevention staff training, increased cleaning of surfaces and introduced new staff/customer hygiene practices. We were also one of the first cinema chains to introduce a 50% reduction in audience capacity to allow for social distancing during shows.

“Showcase Cinemas has worked very hard to provide the best moviegoing experience for our customers for over 30 years in the UK. Our industry has weathered many difficult moments through the decades. Through these unprecedented times, we come back to the same conclusion – people need and want to go to the movies. However, now is the time for public safety and for us to press pause on moviegoing.

“Be safe; and rest assured as we all navigate through this crisis, Showcase Cinemas will be here to welcome you back when it’s time to go to the movies!”

See an autism friendly screening of Onward on Sunday 8th March at 10am at participating Showcase cinemas.

Showcase have been hosting autism friendly cinema screenings since 2015 and now their sensory friendly films are at over 21 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 Showcase cinemas show autism friendly screenings?

This Google Map shows you which Showcase 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. There are a number of ways you can book tickets for Showcase’s autism friendly screenings. Select the film listed as an autism friendly screening and follow the booking process:

  • On the Showcase website
  • Via the Showcase Box Office on 0871 220 1000 (calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge)
  • At your local cinema.

If you have any booking enquiries, please contact Showcase:

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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