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…


August

Up (U)

Up
Up

Director: Pete Docter. Starring: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger. USA 2009. 96 mins.

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.


September

Beauty and the Beast (2017) (PG)

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast

Director: Bill Condon. Starring: Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen. USA 2017. 129 mins.

Bill Condon has refashioned the characters for 
a contemporary audience but stayed true to the animation’s music, with several new songs and an amended score by the original composer, Alan Menken. Get ready to be wowed all over again.

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October

Despicable Me 3 (U)

Despicable Me 3
Despicable Me 3

Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon. Voices: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker. USA 2017. 90 mins.

One-time dastardly supervillain Felonious Gru seems to have hung up his ‘evil’ cape for good. But one day his long lost twin brother pops out of the woodwork to tempt him back to the dark side with one final heist.

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November

Cars 3 (U)

Cars 3
Cars 3

Director: Brian Fee. Voices: Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Cristela Alonzo. USA 2017. 109 mins.

Blindsided by the brash, hi-tech racer Jackson Storm (Hammer) and a new generation of sleek challengers, Lightning McQueen (Wilson), the plucky hero of the Cars franchise, struggles to keep up in the sport he loves.


December

A Muppet Christmas Carol

Muppets Christmas Carol
Muppets Christmas Carol

Director: Brian Henson. Starring: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire UK 1992. 85 mins.

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.


London
The Ritzy, Brixton – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings run on the penultimate Sunday of each month
East Dulwich Picturehouse – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings run on the last Thursday of each month 
Greenwich Picturehouse – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings run on the penultimate Sunday of each month
Stratford East Picturehouse – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings run on the first Saturday of each month
Hackney Picturehouse – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings run on the penultimate Sunday of each month
Crouch End Picturehouse – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings run on the last Sunday of each month
Clapham Picturehouse – – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings run on the penultimate 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 – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings 3rd Sunday of each month
National Media Museum, Bradford – 3rd Sunday of the month  – Autism Friendly screenings Second Saturday of each month 
Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings First Saturday of each month
Exeter Picturehouse – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings 1st Sunday of each Month
The Regal, Henley – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings Second Sunday of each month
Cinema City, Norwich – 3rd Sunday of the month – please check listings for Autism Friendly screenings
Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings every Sunday
Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings Third Sunday of each month
Harbour Lights, Southampton – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings 2nd Sunday of each month
Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings last Sunday of each month 
City Screen, York – 3rd Sunday of the month – Autism Friendly screenings Second Sunday of each month

God’s Own Country – In Cinemas Now

Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God’s Own Country is the award-winning debut feature from writer-director Francis Lee.

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