These offer a chance to see films in a relaxed environment and are open to everyone to attend, but are especially for those with autism or others with sensory needs, as well as their friends, family and carers.
Read our social story which can be used to see the venue before your visit.
What’s different about these screenings:
The sound is a little lower than usual (we also have ear defenders available)
The lights are kept on low
It’s ok to move around or walk out of the screen if you need a break
It’s ok to make noise if you need
Our staff have all received Dimensions UK training, and we’ll make sure it’s a friendly, welcoming and safe environment.
Our dementia-friendly screenings take place every second Wednesday of the month.
The film starts at 11am, and our cafe and facilities are be open from 10am for early arrivals, tea, coffee & cake!
As with all our accessible screenings, carers go free.
We’re a dementia-friendly venue and all our staff have been dementia trained via the Alzheimer’s Society. We’ve adapted the space and made adjustments to make sure the space is as safe, helpful, and happy as possible.
No adverts or trailers
Lights are left on dim and volume is turned down
The cinema isn’t filled to capacity
Relaxed – eg attendees can sing, dance or talk during the film
15 min interval
Extra cushions & alternative seating available
If you have any questions email us, or sign up for our newsletter to hear about forthcoming screenings!
Please be aware, the cinema is on the first floor and there is no lift. We do have a medium-wide (1100mm) stairwell with handrails on both sides, and we’ve had several guests with limited mobility join us for films. However it does rely on walking up the stairs (with assistance as required).
Our staff will be ready to lend a hand wherever needed.
Please see here for our Accessibility Document.
A chance for parents and carers with babies under a year old to see the best new films.
The cafe is open from 10am, and the films begin at 11am. The sound is turned down a little, and the lights kept up a little. We'll also help you upstairs with your buggy!
(Please note that due to the need to keep our fire exits accessible, buggies are parked in the bar, where we have staff and CCTV, while the film is on)
Only adults accompanied by babies will be admitted.
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