Autism-Friendly Screenings are film screenings especially for people on the autism spectrum and their families, friends and carers. Some people with autism are sensitive to sound and light and they can find going to the cinema difficult.

During Autism-Friendly Screenings low lights are left on in the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack is reduced. It is fine for customers to move around, make noise or take a break during the film.

Tickets cost £3 for everyone (there are no concessions or free tickets for support workers). To find out more or to be added to the mailing list, email lucy.o@picturehouses.co.uk with 'Autism- Friendly Mailing List' and the name of your nearest Picturehouse cinema in the subject line.

Autism-Friendly Screenings use advice and information from the National Autistic Society. The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism. If you need information, advice and support, call The National Autistic Society’s Autism Helpline on 0808 800 4104 (Monday - Friday, 10.00am – 4.00).

Picturehouse also run regular Autism-Friendly screenings for schools. To find out whether we are doing this in your area, please email Lucy Orr at lucy.o@picturehouses.co.uk with the name of your school, your local Picturehouse, and ‘SEN Schools Screenings’ in the subject line.


Arts Picturehouse - Cambridge

Saving Santa 2D [U]
Director: Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman
Duration: 83 min.
Sat 20 Dec 2014 10:30

The Unbeatables 2D [U]
Director: Juan Jose Campanella
Duration: 97 min.
Sat 22 Nov 2014 10:30

London International Animation Festival: Autism Friendly Screeni [U]
Director: Various Various
Duration: 79 min.
Sat 29 Nov 2014 10:30

The House of Magic 2D [U]
Director: Ben Stassen, Jeremy Degruson
Duration: 85 min.
Sat 06 Dec 2014 10:30

A Christmas Carol (2D) [PG]
Director: Robert Zemekis
Duration: 96 min.
Sat 13 Dec 2014 10:30

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue 2D [U]
Director: Roberts Gannaway
Duration: 84 min.
Sat 27 Dec 2014 10:30

Cinema City - Norwich

AUTISM FRIENDLY: The Boxtrolls 2D [PG]
Director: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
Duration: 97 min.
Sun 25 Jan 2015 10:30

Saving Santa 2D [U]
Director: Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman
Duration: 83 min.
Sun 14 Dec 2014 10:30

Clapham Picturehouse - London

How to Train Your Dragon 2 2D [PG]
Director: Dean Deblois
Duration: 102 min.
Sun 23 Nov 2014 11:00

Greenwich Picturehouse - London

How to Train Your Dragon 2 2D [PG]
Director: Dean Deblois
Duration: 102 min.
Sun 23 Nov 2014 11:00

Phoenix Picturehouse - Oxford

Saving Santa 2D [U]
Director: Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman
Duration: 83 min.
Sun 21 Dec 2014 11:00

Picturehouse at FACT - Liverpool

A Christmas Carol (2D) [PG]
Director: Robert Zemekis
Duration: 96 min.
Sun 14 Dec 2014 11:30

The Unbeatables 2D [U]
Director: Juan Jose Campanella
Duration: 97 min.
Sun 23 Nov 2014 11:30

Saving Santa 2D [U]
Director: Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman
Duration: 83 min.
Sun 21 Dec 2014 11:30

The House of Magic 2D [U]
Director: Ben Stassen, Jeremy Degruson
Duration: 85 min.
Sun 07 Dec 2014 11:30

Ritzy Picturehouse - London

How to Train Your Dragon 2 2D [PG]
Director: Dean Deblois
Duration: 102 min.
Sun 23 Nov 2014 11:00

City Screen Picturehouse - York

A Christmas Carol (2D) [PG]
Director: Robert Zemekis
Duration: 96 min.
Sun 14 Dec 2014 11:15

Hackney Picturehouse - London

How to Train Your Dragon 2 2D [PG]
Director: Dean Deblois
Duration: 102 min.
Sun 23 Nov 2014 11:00