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Accessibility - Guests on the Autism Spectrum

Guests on the autism spectrum or with sensory difficulties

ODEON is aware that going to a standard performance of a film can be a challenge for guests on the autism spectrum or with sensory or learning disabilities.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and to promote greater social inclusion, ODEON is delighted to host specially adapted Autism Friendly Screenings of new releases one Sunday morning each month. ODEON were the first cinema chain to partner with Dimensions (a not for profit organisation providing support services for people with learning disabilities) to offer nationwide Autism Friendly Screenings and we now have over 90 ODEON cinemas through-out the UK and Ireland participating every month.

The special performances have subtle changes to the cinema environment which mean that people who have sensory difficulties have a more positive experience than they would in a traditional cinema setting. Changes include:
• The lights being kept on at a low level
• Lower than usual sound levels
• No trailers or advertisements - just the film
• Allowance for increased levels of movement and noise

Our hope is that, as guests with sensory difficulties become more familiar with the cinema environment, at some point they will feel comfortable with attending standard screenings.

You can find out the details of the screenings at your local cinema simply select the “Autism Friendly Screenings” filter when viewing the performances at your cinema. If no performances are displayed, there may not be any Autism Friendly screenings that week – in that case you can contact our “Disability and Accessibility Helpline” who will be able to advise you further or ask in cinema.

For more information about Dimensions and the Autism Friendly Screenings please visit Dimensions (opens in new window). Alternatively you can reach them via Twitter (@DimensionsUK) or Facebook (dimensionsUK).

 

Disability & Accessibility Helpline

Our agents are available to help Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm.

Phone: 0800 138 3315

Textphone: 18001 0808 1560 609

Alternatively you can send us a message via our Contact Us form.

    


Sunday Morning Shows

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Andover, Aylsebury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Beckenham, Belfast, Birmingham, Birmingham Broadway Plaza, Blackpool, Bournemouth ABC, Bracknell, Bridgend, Brighton, Bromborough, Canterbury, Cardiff, Chatham, Chelmsford, Colchester, Coventry, Crewe, Darlington, Derby, Dorchester, Dudley, Dundee, Dunfermline, East Kilbride, Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh Wester Hailes, Epsom, Exeter, Glasgow Quay, Greenwich, Guildford, Harrogate, Hastings, Hatfield, Hereford, Huddersfield, Hull, Kensington, Kettering, Kilmarnock, Lee Valley, Leeds Bradford, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool One, Liverpool Switch Island, Llanelli, Maidhead, Maidstone, Mansfield, Metrocentre, Milton Keynes Stadium, Newbridge, Norwich, Nuneaton, Oxford George St, Port Solent, Preston, Richmond, Rochdale, Salisbury, Sheffield, Silverlink, South Woodford, Southampton, Southend, Stoke, Streatham, Surrey Quays, Swadlincote, Swansea, Swiss Cottage, Tamworth, Taunton, Telford, Trafford Centre, Trowbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Uxbridge, Warrington, Waterford, West Bromwich, Weston Super Mare, Wimbledon, Worcester, Wrexham Eagles Meadow

Monday Evening Shows

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Birmingham Broadway Plaza

Cardiff

Glasgow Quay

Greenwich

Sheffield

Southampton

Manchester Trafford Centre

Wimbledon

Along with our regular line up of Sunday morning autism friendly screenings we are now screening a series of Monday evening shows for a more mature audience.

Upcoming screenings

October


 

29th October - The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Book Tickets from 17:00 24th  October

 

30th October - Thor: Ragnarok

Book Tickets from 17:00 24th October


September


24th September - Cars 3 

Book Tickets from 17:00 19th September 

25th September - The Dark Tower

Book Tickets from 17:00 19th September 


August


7th August - Captain Underpants

Book Tickets from 17:00 1st  August

14th August - The Nut Job 2

Book Tickets from 17:00 8th August