Autism Friendly Screenings - Picturehouse Spotlight

Autism Friendly Screenings

Picturehouse Cinemas run regular screenings to provide people with autism, sensory sensitivity, learning disabilities and/or additional needs with opportunity to enjoy a trip to the cinema.

Our Autism Friendly screenings are adapted in a variety of ways to help reduce anxiety and over-stimulation and ensure a safe, enjoyable cinema experience for people with autism, and their families, friends and carers.

Adjustments include:

• no trailers or advertisements
• lights left on low throughout the film
• reduced volume
• freedom to move around, make noise and sit where you like
• you are welcome to take a break and leave the screen whenever you need to
• tickets are at the reduced rate of £3 per person
• a relaxed and welcoming environment where staff are sensitive to the needs of children and families with autism

Our upcoming Autism Friendly screenings are…


December

Thomas And Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie

Thomas And Friends

Director: David Stoten. Starring: Dona Adwera, Peter Andre, Richie Campbell. 85 mins.

Thomas sets off from Sodor to become the first engine to travel the world. His adventures take him to five continents as he sees deserts, jungles and dangerous mountains.

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January

Smallfoot (U)

Smallfoot

Director: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig. Starring: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya. 96 mins.

A bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human. News of this ‘smallfoot’ brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams. It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

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London
The Ritzy, Brixton – Autism Friendly screenings run on the third Sunday of each month
East Dulwich Picturehouse – Autism Friendly screenings run on the third Sunday of each month 
Greenwich Picturehouse – Autism Friendly screenings run on the third Sunday of each month
Stratford East Picturehouse – Autism Friendly screenings run on the third Sunday of each month
Hackney Picturehouse – Autism Friendly screenings run on the third Sunday of each month
Crouch End Picturehouse – Autism Friendly screenings run on the third Sunday of each month
Clapham Picturehouse –Autism Friendly screenings run on the third Sunday of each month

Regional
Little Theatre Cinema, Bath –  Autism Friendly screenings will run only in school holidays – check listings for details
The Duke of York’s, Brighton – Autism Friendly screenings third Sunday of each month
National Media Museum, Bradford – Autism Friendly screenings third Sunday of each month 
Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge – Autism Friendly screenings third Sunday of each month
Exeter Picturehouse – Autism Friendly screenings third Sunday of each month
The Regal, Henley – Autism Friendly screenings third Sunday of each month
Cinema City, Norwich – Autism Friendly screenings third Sunday of each month
Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool – Autism Friendly screenings every Sunday
Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford – Autism Friendly screenings third Sunday of each month
Harbour Lights, Southampton – Autism Friendly screenings third Sunday of each month
Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse – Autism Friendly screenings third Sunday of each month 
City Screen, York – Autism Friendly screenings second Sunday of each month

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