National autism friendly cinema screenings
Autism friendly screenings are sometimes called relaxed or sensory friendly screenings. Adjustments are made to reduce stress and sensory input, such as low lighting and sound, freedom to move and staff trained in autism awareness.
Use the map and buttons below to find autism friendly screenings near you.
View upcoming films for our partner cinemas. Please visit their webpage for full details:
See an autism friendly screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Sunday 5th January at 11am.
See an autism friendly screening of Frozen 2 on Sunday 8th December at 10am.
See an autism friendly screening of Uglydolls on Sunday 15th December*.
Please visit Picturehouse’s page to find out information about participating cinemas and different dates and times.
See an autism friendly screening of Abominable on Sunday 22nd December at 10:15am.
***ODEONs Darlington and Dorchester need to confirm if they’re taking part in December’s autism friendly screening. Please check our website for updates.
ODEON’s trial for older audiences is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Monday 23rd December at 6:15pm, at 9 ODEON cinemas running this trial.
See an extra ODEON autism friendly screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Sunday 5th December at 10:15am, at the participating ODEON cinemas with 8 or more screens. Please note, not all ODEON cinemas are showing this extra screening and we will provide a list of participating cinemas as soon as possible.
See an autism friendly screening of Frozen 2 on Sunday 8th December at 10am or 10:30am*
Please visit Everyman’s page to find out each venue’s screening times.
See an autism friendly screening of Bing’s Christmas on Sunday 29th December at 10:15am.
At least once a month ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Showcase, Picturehouse and Everyman cinemas show popular films in an autism friendly environment, and independent cinemas can use our free training to host their own.
We hope these screenings will help more people with sensory sensitivity enjoy the cinema and for many, provide a transition into regular screenings.
Anyone who feels they can benefit from the adjustments is welcome and no proof of diagnosis is needed. Your loved ones or support staff are welcome too.
Find an autism friendly screening near you
This map displays our partner cinemas showing autism friendly screenings and some independent cinemas too. Alternatively use the buttons below to find out about upcoming screenings.
Click the arrow on the left to turn the layers on and off for each cinema brand. We try to keep this information up to date but recommend you check with your local cinema for participation details.
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It’s time to see when their next autism friendly screening is! Use the buttons below to find out more.