Cinema Exhibitors Associate (CEA) Card
This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.
To apply for the card you will need submit proof to show that you meet one or more of the following criteria: Be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance or be a registered blind person.
There is a small charge and you need to print an application form which can be found on the website.
CEA card website (external website)
Autism Friendly Screenings
A number of cinemas run regular autism-friendly film sessions. The films are shown with low-level lighting and reduced sound-levels and the auditorium is opened before each showing to allow audiences time to familiarise themselves with the space before the start of the film.
The screenings are aimed at both children and adults on the autistic spectrum, along with their carers, families and/or friends, so it is fine for audiences to move around, make noise and take breaks during the film.
Please visit the cinema websites for further information:
Autism-friendly screening: Junction website (external website)
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Venue: Junction, Paradise Place, Goole, DN14 5DL
Tel: 01405 763652
Autism-friendly screening: Cineworld website (external website)
Cineworld host an Autism Friendly Screening at 11:00am on the 1st Sunday of every month.
Tel: (01482) 835011
Autism-friendly screening: Odeon website (external website)
ODEON Cinemas host an Autism Friendly Screenings at 11:30am each month
Tel: 0871 224 4007
Autism-friendly screening: Vue website (external website)
Vue Cinemas will host an Autism Friendly Film at 10:00am on the last Sunday of every month.
Tel: 08712 240 240
Autism-friendly screening: York City Screen (external website)
Tel: 0871 902 5726
Audio Described Screenings
Cinemas do offer special screenings for people with sigh loss and visual impairment. For selected films a narration track is available through special headphones. This fills the gaps in dialogue by describing what is happening on the screen. These are advertised on their websites; please contact your local cinema to see what films they are offering.
Cinemas also offer some films with subtitles to assist people with hearing loss. These are advertised on their websites; please contact your local cinema to see what films they are offering.
Most cinemas have facilities for people who use wheelchairs please contact your local cinema to discuss your needs.