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 £2.50 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…


August

Dumbo (PG)

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Directors: Tim Burton. Starring: Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell. 112 mins.

A beloved tale soars to new heights in a dazzling live-action reimagining of the classic 1941 animation Dumbo, directed by the visionary Tim Burton.

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September

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (PG)

Secret Life Of Pets

Director: Chris Renaud Jonathan del Val
Starring: Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart
Duration: 86 min 

Packed with irreverence and subversive humour, the animated story of the secret lives of pets continues with new challenges for Max, Gidget, Snowball and the gang to contend with. For terrier Max, it’s ditching his anxiety about protecting his owner’s toddler; for Pomeranian Gidget, it’s rescuing Max’s favourite toy from a flat full of felines; and for crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball, it’s being a hero after only pretending to be one. Can our furry friends summon the courage to face their biggest fears?

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London
The Ritzy, Brixton – third Sunday of each month at 11am
East Dulwich Picturehouse – third Sunday of each month at 10:30am
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 11am
Clapham Picturehouse –third Sunday of each month at 11am
West Norwood – third Sunday of each month at 11am

Regional

Little Theatre Cinema, Bath –  third Sunday of each month at 10:30am
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

We also do Autism Friendly screenings every weekend at the sites below. Please note the films won’t correspond to the ones advertised above. Check local listings for details.

Bromley – every Sunday at 10am
Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool – every Sunday at 11:30am

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