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Welcome to Picturehouse Cinemas’ Autism-Friendly Screenings!

Film Title: Sing

Picturehouse Cinemas run regular screenings aimed at families with children on the autism spectrum or with other special communication needs. These screenings are adapted in a variety of ways to help reduce anxiety and ensure a safe, enjoyable cinema

experience. During the film, lights are left on low and the volume is reduced to ease the impact for those with any sensory difficulties, and it is fine for the audience to move around, make a noise or take a break from the screening if needed. We strive to provide a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere.

As of June, all participating Picturehouse Cinemas will be showing Autism Friendly screenings on the 3rd Sunday of the month. However, until then the dates when Autism Friendly screenings are held vary from cinema to cinema.

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


Our upcoming Autism Friendly screenings are…

Moana (PG), 113mins MoanaAutEncouraged by her grandma (Rachel House), teenage Moana sets off to sea in the South Pacific in search of a mysterious island, accompanied by a spiky demigod (Dwayne Johnson) and a pet rooster. Disney’s latest adventure is visually stunning, with music and humour too.

Find out about when it is showing at your local Picturehouse here.


Ballerina (U), 89minsballerinaautA poor orphan travels to Paris with childish dreams of becoming a ballerina, and a kindly theatre caretaker hatches a plan to turn the girl’s dreams into reality in this delightful animated adventure.

Find out about when it is showing at your local Picturehouse here.


Lego Batman (U), 104minsLegoAutA spin-off from The Lego Movie, this is a tongue-in-cheek take on the Caped Crusader, told entirely by meticulously computer-animated Lego. At heart it is a father-son story about playboy Bruce Wayne/Batman (a growly voiced Arnett) and the wide-eyed orphan (Cera) he grudgingly takes under his wing.

Find out about when it is showing at your local Picturehouse here.


Sing (U), 108minsSingAutIn an attempt to save his theatre, koala bear and impresario Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) dreams up a talent contest for animal performers. The result is a wildly funny, beautifully realised animation with a starry voice cast, witty subplots and great, great music.

Autism Friendly screenings will be taking place on Sunday 4 June. To find when it will be playing at your local Picturehouse, please check our listings here.


Picturehouse Cinemas also run a regular Autism-Friendly schools programme of screenings for students on the autism spectrum or with other learning difficulties or complex needs. There is no minimum booking for our Autism-Friendly Screenings, so if even if you have just one SEN pupil in your class who you think will benefit from this kind of experience, please do come along.

If you would like to join our Autism Friendly Schools’ mailing list, please email ryan.p@picturehouses.co.uk with your name, your school name and the Picturehouse cinema that is closest to you.

Check back here for regular updates!


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