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…






August

Dumbo (PG)


Director: Tim Burton 
Starring: Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito 
Duration: 112 min 


A beloved tale soars to new heights in a dazzling live-action re-imagining of the classic 1941 animation DUMBO, directed by the visionary Tim Burton (BIG FISH).

Eccentric circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Farrell) and his children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant whose giant ears have made him the laughing stock of an already struggling troupe. When they discover these floppy ears allow Dumbo to fly, the peculiar pachyderm soars into the limelight and saves the circus. But his wondrous talents also catch the eye of suave impresario V. A. Vandevere (Keaton), whose larger-than-life attraction, Dreamland, hides some dark secrets...


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September

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (U)


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