February’s autism-friendly cinema screenings

With the weather showing no signs of improving, the cinema’s the perfect way to spend a chilly Sunday morning. We’ve got a round-up of the films cinemas with autism-friendly screenings are showing this February. Grab some popcorn and enjoy!


Cineworld host their monthly autism-friendly screening on the first Sunday of every month at 11am. Their February film is Early Man, the latest stop-motion animation from Nick Parker, the mastermind behind Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Chicken Run. Expect silly gags and a lot of fun that both grown-ups and kids will enjoy. Cineworld will be screening Early Man on Sunday 4 February at 11am. Check their website for participating cinemas.


Showcase host their autism-friendly screening on the second Sunday of every month at 10am. They will also be showing the film Early Man on Sunday 11 February at 10am. Check their website for details.


At a select number of cinemas, ODEON will be trialling autism-friendly showings for an older audience. Nine cinemas will be showing screenings of the latest in the Marvel franchise, Black Panther on Monday 26 February at 6pm. Participating cinemas include Birmingham Broadway Plaza, Blanchardstown, Cardiff, Glasgow Quay, Greenwich, Sheffield, Southampton, Trafford Centre, and Wimbleton. Check their website closer to the date for details.

ODEON will also be having their regular autism-friendly screening suitable for all ages February’s film is Early Man on Sunday 25 February at 10.15am (except Epsom ODEON which starts at 11am).


Vue host their autism-friendly screening on the last Sunday of every month at 10.15am. They will be showing family fave Paddington 2 on Sunday 25 February at 10.15am. Ticket prices start from £1.99 and be sure to check their website for details.

Autism-friendly screenings at Cineworld, Showcase, ODEON, and Vue run throughout the UK. To check if your local cinema is participating, contact the cinema or check Dimensions website. Also visit Dimensions for further details about autism-friendly screenings.   

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