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Autism Friendly Film Screenings - social stories

Going to the cinema or any new environment can be challenging for some people with autism and preparation is very important.One way to prepare is by using a Social Story.

Social stories are used to describe what is going to happen so people know what to expect and how to behave.

Write your own social story

You can download and personalise the Social Story templates below and use it to plan your trip to the cinema.

Cineworld Social Story template

ODEON Social Story template         

Showcase Social Story template 

Vue Social Story

We have included space for you to make this template personal to an individual and the cinema you are visiting. The person using the Social Story may prefer symbols rather than photos. Everyone is different! 

If you would like to share your story with others please send it to autismfilms@dimensions-uk.org

Read a social story

Social Story for ODEON Trafford Centre is a guide to get you started, and was written by mum, Lynn Williams, in preparation for a trip to see Mr Popper's Penguins we hope that you find it useful.

This is a line drawing of a video camera tripod.

Contact us

Dimensions Autism Friendly Screenings

Sarah Clarke

Tel: 0300 303 9062


Out of office hours media enquiries

Duncan Bell: 07506 663 793