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October's autism-friendly film screenings

Our thanks to www.dimensions-uk.org/autismfriendly whose monthly mailshot we reproduce below. As always, adjustments will be in place for all of the screenings. These include: lights being left on low, no adverts, lower sound levels, people being able to move around the cinema and able to take their own food. 

From Dimensions: 

From this month Vue are changing their autism friendly cinema screenings time to 10:15am. We are expecting ODEON to also change their screenings start time soon to 10:15am, please check our website for updates.

October’s films

  • Pete’s Dragon at selected Cineworld cinemas on Sunday 2nd October at 11am.
  • Kubo and the two Strings at selected Showcase cinemas on Sunday 9th October at 10am.
  • Trolls at selected ODEON cinemas* on Sunday 30th October at 11:30am.

For older audiences

ODEON* trial screenings for older audiences: To be confirmed on Monday 31st October at 6pm. This is at nine selected cinemas**. Please check the Dimensions website for updates.

Ice Age: Collision Course at selected Vue cinemas on Sunday 30th October at 10:15am. Please note Vue’s new starting time.


Please note:

*ODEON tickets may be subject to a £1 Blockbuster charge if the film is a new release.

**Please remember ODEON’s trial of Autism Friendly Screenings for older audiences are screened at 6pm on the Monday following ODEON’s usual Autism Friendly Screening, at nine cinemas selected to run the trial. Birmingham Broadway Plaza, Blanchardstown, Cardiff, Glasgow Quay, Greenwich, Sheffield, Southampton, Trafford Centre and Wimbledon ODEON cinemas are participating in this trial.

Key points:  

  • Showcase films start at 10am, Vue films start at 10:15am, Cineworld films start at 11am and ODEON films start at 11.30am and 6pm for the adult screening trial – there are no trailers so please make sure you are seated in time
  • Full list of participating cinemas
  • List of ODEON cinemas selected to run Autism Friendly Screenings for older audiences
  • ODEON tickets can be booked from 5pm on the Tuesday before the screening through the ODEON accessibility helpline number 0800 138 3315. Or book online
  • ODEON tickets may be subject to a £1 Blockbuster charge for new releases
  • Vue tickets can be booked online or for information call 08712 240 240
  • Cineworld tickets can be booked online or for information call 0871 200 2000
  • Showcase tickets can be booked online or by calling 0871 220 1000
  • For answers to all your questions about Autism Friendly Films please visit our FAQs page
  • For the latest Autism Friendly Screening news sign up to our enewsletter on our website
  • Vue tickets are priced from £1.99 because they are older films.

Visit www.dimensions-uk.org/autismfriendly for more information. Please do email if you have any questions.

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