Autism-friendly film screenings

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A CINEMA chain has signed up to a scheme which organises special screenings for adults with a learning disability.

Cineworld in Sheffield is taking part in social care provider Dimensions’ Autism Friendly Films project. It is the second cinema in the city to organise movie showings to cater for people with the condition. Monthly screenings also take place at the Odeon in the city centre.

The events allow people with autism and sensory differences to watch films with lights left on low, volume turned down and no trailers.

Both chains will show Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger next month - Cineworld on Sunday, December 2, at 11am and Odeon on Sunday, December 16, at 11.30am.

Lisa Hopkins, a director at Dimensions, said: “Having two such partnerships will provide opportunities for people with autism to be included in Sheffield.”