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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:

Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm 

Fri-Sat 9am-8pm 

Sun 10am-5pm 

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.


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, 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


Glasgow Quay



Manchester Trafford Centre


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


12th August - Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

'Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation' sees Drac exhausted from the work of running his hotel and in need of a holiday himself. So Mavis books them on a cruise! 

And it's not just any cruise, but one specifically designed for monsters. Drac's not thrilled with the idea at first, but quickly settles in - and even starts to fall for the ship's captain Ericka, who's hiding a dangerous secret… 

Book Tickets from 17:00 - 7th August 2018

13th August - Ant-Man & The Wasp

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” 

In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne  and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. 

Book Tickets from 17:00 - 7th August 2018

26th August - Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!

When a mischievous little racing car called Ace passes through Sodor on his way around the world, Thomas is inspired to embark on his own ambitious trip. 

Travelling full steam ahead across five continents, Thomas discovers magnificent new sights and experiences exciting places and cultures. Along the way, he makes friends with an inspiring and fun Kenyan engine called Nia

Book Tickets from 17:00 - 21st August 2018