Picturehouse Cinema Autism Friendly Films


Autism-Friendly Screenings are film screenings especially for people on the autism spectrum and other learning difficulties or complex needs 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.

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 – 4.00pm).

If you’re interested in finding out more or joining the mailing list please email Ryan Powell at ryan.p@picturehouses.co.uk with your name, your local Picturehouse cinema and ‘Autism-Friendly Screenings’ in the subject line. Please also visit their site for more details. – http://pheducation.wixsite.com/pheducation/autism-friendly


These screenings are for students on the Autism spectrum or with other learning difficulties or complex needs. During the film low lights are left on inside the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack is reduced. It is fine for students to move around, make a noise or take a break during the film if they need to. There is no minimum booking for our Autism-Friendly screenings, so if even if you have just one SEN pupil in your class that you think will benefit from this kind of experience please do come along!
NB advance bookings are essential. Please see below for more information on dates and locations.
Picturehouse Cinemas also run regular Autism-Friendly screenings are part of our public program. Please contact Ryan Powell using the details below if you would like to join the mailing list for more information on these screenings.

DESPICABLE ME 3 (U) 90 mins

The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.


  • Greenwich: Monday 16 Oct 10:00 am
  • Clapham: Tuesday 17 Oct 10:30 am
  • Crouch End: Tuesday 17 Oct 10:30 am
  • The Gate (Notting Hill): Tuesday 17 Oct 10:00 am
  • East Dulwich: Thursday 19 Oct 10:00 am
  • Stratford East:  Thursday 19 Oct at 10:30 am

Tickets for this screening are £4.00 per pupil*, accompanying staff free.

Snacks are available to pre-order for this screening. We offer a fun sized popcorn and squash drink for £1.70 per pupil.

TO BOOK PLEASE fill in our online booking form.

Bookings are allocated on a first come, first served basis and advance booking is essential.

*We have had to raise ticket prices slightly as the costs involved in running these screenings have increased.


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