Every month cinemas around the country screen a film especially for people with autism.

This means that

·         The lights will be on low

·         The volume will be turned down

·         There will be no trailers at the beginning of the film

·         You’ll be able to take your own food and drinks

·         You’ll be able to move around the cinema if you like


For details about these films and where to see them visit this website:-





The nearest cinemas involved in this scheme are:-

·         Cineworlds in Didsbury and Stockport showing ‘Turbo’ on 3 November at 11am

·         Odeons at Manchester Printworks and the Trafford Centre showing ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ on Sunday 17 November at 11.30am

·         Manchester Showcase showing ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ on Sunday 10 November

·         Vue at Cheshire Oaks showing ‘Smurfs 2’ on Sunday 24 November at 10am


I got these dates and times from the website. I think I’ve copied the details correctly, but it might be a good idea to check for yourselves before just turning up!


If you go to the website you can also sign up for a newsletter about future Autism Friendly Films.

Nigel Watson


Projects Manager for Learning Disabilities

Cheshire East Council


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