First birthday for film project

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A PROJECT which has improved the cinema experience for people with autism in Sheffield is celebrating its first birthday.

Social care provider Dimensions is toasting the success of the Autism Friendly Film Screenings scheme, which aims to make a trip to the movies more accessible for those who live with the condition.

Mainstream films are screened in a sensory-friendly environment with lights on low, and the sound turned down. People can bring their own food and make noise.

Joe Greaves, a Dimensions manager, said: “This has given people the opportunity to go to the cinema in a relaxed environment, one they can be at ease with.”

A special screening of Dr Seuss: The Lorax is on Sunday at 11.30am at Sheffield Odeon.