Autism-friendly screenings

Autism-friendly screenings are also ideal for youngsters and adults with learning disabilities.

To make the screenings more comfortable for our guests with autism or learning difficulties, the sound is turned down and the lights are only dimmed, not turned off and guests are welcome to move seats if they want.

Upcoming screenings will be listed on this page, so check regularly.

what our customers say

"I took my two sons, who have autism, to the Paddington showing, and I have to say it was fantastic! We were allowed to take our food with us, which allowed the boys to eat their favourite foods from home! Some of the lights were left on which was calming, and allowed the boys to see what they were doing! The sound was lower than a usual screening, so less startling for them. I usually dread taking them to the cinema but this was the best trip we have had! They were so relaxed and enjoyed the film.....talking about it all the way home!! We will definitely be coming to another!" - Tara

"I provide respite care for an autistic boy. He is very sensitive to noise. The look of surprise and sheer joy on his face when he realised he didn't need to wear his ear defenders was priceless! He really enjoys these screenings. Thanks for being part of the CEA scheme!" - Laura

Upcoming films & events

despicable me 3
Despicable Me 3 (U)
The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters - Margo, Edith and Agnes - and the Minions.
  • Sun 30 Jul
  • 11.00

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