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

Frozen Singalong *Autism Friendly* [PG]
Director: Chris Buck
Duration: 108 min.
Sat 03 Jan 2015 10:30

Earth to Echo [PG]
Director: Dave Green
Duration: 91 min.
Sat 10 Jan 2015 10:30

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

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

Petit Nicolas [PG]
Director: Laurent Tirard
Duration: 91 min.
Sat 17 Jan 2015 10:30

Cinema City - Norwich

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

Clapham Picturehouse - London

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

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue 2D [U]
Director: Roberts Gannaway
Duration: 84 min.
Sun 18 Jan 2015 11:00

Duke of York's Picturehouse - Brighton

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

Exeter Picturehouse - Exeter

The Boxtrolls 2D [PG]
Director: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
Duration: 97 min.
Sun 01 Feb 2015 11:00

Gate Picturehouse - London

Saving Santa 2D [U]
Director: Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman
Duration: 83 min.
Sun 21 Dec 2014 10:00

Greenwich Picturehouse - London

The Boxtrolls 2D [PG]
Director: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
Duration: 97 min.
Sun 15 Feb 2015 11:00

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

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue 2D [U]
Director: Roberts Gannaway
Duration: 84 min.
Sun 18 Jan 2015 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

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

Ritzy Picturehouse - London

The Boxtrolls 2D [PG]
Director: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
Duration: 97 min.
Sun 15 Feb 2015 11:00

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

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue 2D [U]
Director: Roberts Gannaway
Duration: 84 min.
Sun 18 Jan 2015 11:00

Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse - Stratford-upon-Avon

Saving Santa 2D [U]
Director: Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman
Duration: 83 min.
Sun 28 Dec 2014 11:00

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue 2D [U]
Director: Roberts Gannaway
Duration: 84 min.
Sun 25 Jan 2015 11:00

City Screen Picturehouse - York

The Boxtrolls 2D [PG]
Director: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
Duration: 97 min.
Sun 08 Feb 2015 11:15

Paddington - Autism-Friendly Screening [PG]
Director: Paul King
Duration: 95 min.
Tue 23 Dec 2014 11:15

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue 2D [U]
Director: Roberts Gannaway
Duration: 84 min.
Sun 11 Jan 2015 11:15

Hackney Picturehouse - London

The Boxtrolls 2D [PG]
Director: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
Duration: 97 min.
Sun 15 Feb 2015 11:00

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

Planes 2: Fire and Rescue 2D [U]
Director: Roberts Gannaway
Duration: 84 min.
Sun 18 Jan 2015 11:00