Autism Friendly Cinema

Calling all film buffs!

Dimensions have joined forces with ODEON to host an autism friendly screening of new release, Mr Popper’s Penguins, in cinemas across the country.

They want as many people as possible to go along so that they can make film screenings aimed at people with autism or learning disabilities a regular event.

When’s the film on?
The screenings are at 11am on Thursday 11th August.

Which cinemas are showing the film?
A full list of all of the 30+ cinemas involved is available on their website .

What makes the screenings autism friendly?
· The lights will be on low
· The volume will be turned down
· You’ll be able to take your own food and drinks
· You’ll be able to move around the cinema if you like.

Will there be other films shown?
If enough people attend on 11th August it is hoped that ODEON will continue to provide this service each month. For more information about this including details of the cinemas, movie trailers and more, visit the website.

Where can I get tickets?
Cinema tickets can be bought as normal from the cinema in your area or online through the ODEON website . Tickets on sale from 2nd August. Support workers/carers can attend for free with a CEA card. To find out more about the CEA card and how to get one please visit the CEA website.

Supporting people with autism
At Dimensions, they know that autism affects people differently and that’s why their support is different for everybody. They support people with learning disabilities and people with autism. A not-for-profit organisation, they are a leader in their sector, supporting around 2,500 people and their families in England and Wales.

To find out more about how Dimensions support people with autism visit their website: