Autism-Friendly Screenings

Picturehouse's regular Autism-Friendly screenings

Alicia López Ríos

28 Mar 19

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…






October

Toy Story 4 (U)


Director: Josh Cooley
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
Duration: 100 min 


It's back – the jewel in Pixar's crown and the story that changed cinema forever. The adventures of Woody, Buzz and the gang continue in another rollercoaster of a movie, which promises to pull on the heartstrings and tickle the funny bones of kids and grown-ups alike. Woody (Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie's prized but reluctant new toy, a disposable spork called Forky (Tony Hale), runs away during a family vacation, Woody and friends begin a quest to bring him back where he belongs. On their ensuing road-trip adventure alongside new faces and old friends, the charismatic pull-string cowboy learns just how big the world can be for a toy.


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November

The Lion King (PG)


Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Keegan-Michael Key, Alfre Woodward, John Oliver, James Earl Jones, Kanishk Gangwal, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Billy Eichner, John Kani
Duration: 118 min 


Eye-poppingly realistic CGI brings to life Disney's cherished animation about a lion cub's brave journey from pride outcast to proud king. Jon Favreau's immersive vision gathers a majestic cast on the African savannah to honour all the seminal moments and iconic songs of the original film. James Earl Jones reprises his role as the wise and just King Mufasa, while Donald Glover is Simba, the young prince who takes his royal destiny to heart. Chiwetel Ejiofor lends his voice to Scar, the king's scheming brother, who forms his own plans to take the throne.

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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