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Autism Friendly Film Screenings with Dimensions

The Autism Friendly Screening partnership between Dimensions and cinema chains nationwide aims to raise awareness of the sensory differences experienced by people and promote the cinema-going experience for people with autism and people with learning disabilities.

A national campaign launched by Dimensions to improve cinema access for people with learning disabilities and people with autism has been so successful that autism friendly film screenings take place at cinemas across the country each month. 

Dimensions is a leading specialist provider of support for people with autism and people with learning disabilities and their partnership with cinema groups ODEON, Vue, Cineworld and Showcase will mean that thousands of people will now have better access and improved choice to watch films in an environment more conducive with their needs.

Lights are left on low, the volume is turned down, trailers are omitted and people can move around the cinema or make a noise as they feel comfortable. The films are recommended to anyone that would benefit from the subtle alterations made to the cinema auditorium because of their sensory differences and it allows them to attend newly released films with friends and family in an inclusive environment.

Find your nearest participating cinema and upcoming film dates via the website.

Who to contact

Telephone
0300 303 9062
E-mail
autismfilms@dimensions-uk.org
Website
www.dimensions-uk.org/autismfriendly/
Related Organisation
Dimensions CEA Card

Where to go

Name of Venue
Various, check website for details

When is it on?

Days & Times
Once a month, please check website for days and times

Who is it for?

Supporting People With
Learning disability
Autistic Spectrum

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Cost Information
Cost varies according to the cinema, online booking is usually available. Carers with a CEA card (link below) can get a free companion ticket

How accessible is this service?

Facilities
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Further Details

The participating cinemas all have wheelchair access. Each participating cinema has a different number of wheelchair spaces and the number of wheelchair users that can be accommodated in each screen is limited, due to the building and safety. The best way to ensure that you have a wheelchair space is to book your tickets at the earliest opportunity.

The cinemas understand some visitors may need different adjustments. You are welcome to contact your local participating cinema before the autism friendly screening to discuss how they can best accommodate your needs.

Last updated date:
17 November 2017

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