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…


February

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey. Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld. 117 mins.

Brooklyn teen Miles Morales thinks there’s only one Spider-Man. But when a nefarious kingpin opens a portal into a parallel dimension, Miles discovers his world is just a small slice of the Spider-Verse, and he’s just one of many who can wear the mask.

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March

Big Hero 6 (PG)

Big Hero 6

Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams. Starring: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung. 108 mins.

After his older brother Tadashi is killed in a mysterious accident, teenage micro-bot obsessive Hiro is befriended by Tadashi’s creation – Baymax, a kind and unusually snowman-like robot. Hiro then successfully upgrades Baymax’s operating system to turn him into a crime-fighting automaton that might help solve the riddle of Tadashi’s death. The relationship between Baymax and Hiro provides the core of this beautifully rendered animation. The result is an assuredly affectionate buddy movie with a futuristic twist.

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April

Wreck-it Ralph: Ralph Breaks The Internet (PG)

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Director: Rich Moore. Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Gal Gadot. 108 mins.

Leaving Litwak’s video arcade behind, eight-bit misfits Ralph and Vanellope risk a trip into the strange realm of cyberspace in search of a spare part to save Vanellope’s racing game. In the vast virtual chaos, full of pop-up ads and high-stakes online auctions, they’re in way over their heads. Luckily the netizens of the web are there to help… but is anything safe when Ralph Breaks The Internet? Teeming with famous faces from across the Disneyverse, the sequel to 2012 smash hit Wreck-It Ralph is a delightful animated romp through pop culture.

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London
The Ritzy, Brixton – third Sunday of each month at 11am
East Dulwich Picturehouse – third Sunday of each month at 10am
Greenwich Picturehouse – third Sunday of each month at 10am
Stratford East Picturehouse – third Sunday of each month at 12pm
Hackney Picturehouse – third Sunday of each month at 11am
Crouch End Picturehouse – third Sunday of each month at 10am
Clapham Picturehouse –third Sunday of each month at 11am
West Norwood – third Sunday of each month at 11am

Regional
The Duke of York’s, Brighton – third Sunday of each month at 10am
Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge – third Sunday of each month at 11am
Exeter Picturehouse –  third Sunday of each month at 11am
The Regal, Henley – third Sunday of each month at 11am
Ashford, Kent – third Sunday of each month at 11am
Cinema City, Norwich – third Sunday of each month at 10:30am
Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford –third Sunday of each month at 11am
Harbour Lights, Southampton – third Sunday of each month at 10:30am
Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse – third Sunday of each month at 11am
City Screen, York – second Sunday of each month at 11:15am
Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool – every Sunday at 11:30am
Little Theatre Cinema, Bath –  Autism Friendly screenings only in school holidays – check listings for details

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