Autism friendly cinema screenings

We work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase to host autism friendly screenings at over 300 cinemas nationwide.

On Sunday mornings throughout the month, films suitable for all audiences are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment.

These adjustments aim to reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming environment.

autism friendly cinema screenings
Every month guests enjoy a sensory friendly trip to the cinema

Latest films


See an autism friendly screening of The Grinch on Sunday 2nd December at 11am, at participating Cineworld cinemas.

Find a Cineworld cinema near you.

To be aware of

  • The Grinch has an additional short film before the main feature. This is called ‘Yellow is the New Black’ and is about the Despicable Me Minions escaping from prison.



See an autism friendly screening of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG) on Sunday 9th December at 10am, at participating Showcase cinemas.

Find a Showcase cinema near you.

To be aware of

  • Please note that due to refurbishment work Showcase Teesside will not be showing autism friendly screenings from October until further notice. Please check back soon, we will list the reopening date as soon as we know.
  • This film has an age rating of PG – parental guidance is advised.



See an autism friendly screening of Wreck It Ralph 2 on Sunday 9th December at 10:15am, at participating ODEON cinemas.

ODEON’s trail screening for older audiences, at 9 selected cinemas, will be Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald (12A) on Monday 10th December at 6pm.

To be aware of

  • ODEON Hull and Sheffield won’t be playing autism friendly screenings until further notice.
  • ODEON Stillorgan won’t be participating in this autism friendly screening.
  • ODEON Epsom’s autism friendly screenings begin at 11am.
  • Tickets for the latest releases may come with a small Blockbuster charge of £1, on top of the normal ticket price.

Find an ODEON cinema near you.



See an autism friendly screening of Hotel Transylvania 3 on Sunday 25th November at 10:15am, at participating Vue cinemas.

Find a Vue cinema near you.

Stay up to date

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We also send out a regular autism friendly newsletter with upcoming screenings and other news about our work.

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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