Autism friendly films

2nd August 2011 from Family Fund

Odeon launches the country’s first nationwide ‘Autism Friendly Films’ initiative in partnership with Dimensions, a leading provider of specialist support for people with learning disabilities and those who experience autism.

On Thursday 11th August, 37 Odeon cinemas are running sensory friendly screenings of Mr Popper’s Penguins (PG) for people with autism and people with learning disabilities.

The film stars Jim Carrey as Mr. Popper, in a family comedy about a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life – until he inherits six penguins who teach him valuable lessons about families… human or otherwise.

Children and adults alike can watch Mr Popper’s Penguins (PG) in an autism and learning disability friendly environment; lights and sound on low, freedom to move around the cinema, bring your own food and drink.

To find the participating cinemas closest to you please visit Most of the cinemas have full disabled access, but if you are a wheelchair user please check with the cinema first.

Cinema tickets can be purchased as normal from the cinema in your area or online via the ODEON website Support workers/carers can attend for free with a CEA card. To find out more about the CEA card and how to get one please visit For further details please read the leaflet below.