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…


How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

How To Train Your Dragon 3

Director: Dean DeBlois. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson. 104 mins.

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown, and how nothing can ever train you to let go.

What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In the final chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As they rise, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced – as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury – will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.

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The Lego Movie 2 (U)

Lego Movie 2

Director: Mike Mitchell. Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt, Will Arnett. 107 mins.

The madcap action and high comedy continue in the hotly anticipated sequel to 2014’s block-busting The Lego Movie.

Five years after the first adventure, nothing’s quite as awesome as it used to be. DUPLO invaders roam the post-apocalyptic wasteland that once was Bricksburg, wrecking things faster than they can be rebuilt, and new threats loom large in outer space.

The battle to defeat them takes Emmet (Pratt), Lucy (Banks), Batman (Arnett) and their friends to faraway worlds (including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical), testing their courage and creativity, and revealing just how special they really are.

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Wonder Park (PG)

Wonder Park

Directors: Robert Iscove, David Feiss, Clare Kilner. Starring: Brianna Denski, Tom Baker, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, Joe Sugg, Casper Lee, Mila Kunis. 85 mins.

Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

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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

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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