Showcase autism friendly cinema screenings

See an autism friendly screening of The Emoji Movie on Sunday 8th October at 10am, at the participating Showcase cinemas listed below.

On the second Sunday of the month, Showcase host a sensory friendly screening designed to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for people with sensory sensitivities and their loved ones.

We hope these screenings can act as a transition into regular cinema screenings for some of our guests, while making the cinema more inclusive and accessible for everyone who feels they will benefit from the environment.

Sensory friendly adjustments include

Read the full list of adjustments.

Book your tickets and start planning your exciting trip to the cinema

How to book your 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:

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

Download your Autism friendly cinema screenings social story template

“Although I do not have autism I went to an autism friendly screening of The Good Dinosuar because I have hypervigilance, anxiety and hallucinations…I forgot to take my anxiety medication and I was still relaxed regardless! Thank you Dimensions…the cinema is now accessible.” – Rebecca’s lovely review on our Facebook page

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Any questions?

We understand sensory sensitivities are unique to everyone. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to the manager at your local cinema.

If you would like to find out more about the adjustments or share your experiences about a visit to our autism friendly screenings please complete this form.

  • If your enquiry is urgent or you would like to speak to a member of the team, please call 0300 303 9062

Which Showcase cinemas show autism friendly screenings?

Showcase host autism friendly film screenings at all their cinemas nationwide.
Showcase host autism friendly film screenings at all their cinemas nationwide.
  • Bluewater
  • Bristol, Cinema De Lux
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Coventry
  • Derby, Cinema De Lux
  • Derby
  • Dudley
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Leicester, Cinema De Lux
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Newham
  • Nottingham
  • Paisley
  • Peterborough
  • Reading
  • Southampton
  • Teesside
  • Walsall