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:
where we can assist you with your booking.
Phone: 0800 138 3315
Textphone: 18001 0808 1560 609
Alternatively you can send us a message via our Contact Us form.
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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.
In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
A film for the whole family, this magical adventure tells the tale of 10-year-old Lewis, an orphan who is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky old house.
Book Tickets from 17:00 - 2nd October
When a devastating cyber-attack on the British secret service exposes the identity of all their undercover agents, ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ in an attempt to save the day.
Book Tickets from 17:00 - 2nd October