Accessible Cinema Screenings

Autism Friendly Screenings (on selected titles)

Our Autism Friendly screenings provide the opportunity for people with autism or sensory sensitivity to enjoy a trip to the cinema. 

Films suitable for all audiences are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment. Adjustments at the cinema reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming place for people with autism to enjoy films with their families, friends or carers. 

Our Adjustments include:

• A relaxed environment where people understand the needs of children and families with autism
• Lights left on low
• Sound turned down
• No trailers or advertisements (unless they are embedded in the film)
• Staff trained in autism awareness
• Disabled access
• Chill out zone, where available
• Freedom to move around and sit where you like
• Bring your own food and drink

Autism Friendly cinema screenings are open to all.

The Harlequin Theatre & Cinema is introducing Dementia Friendly cinema screenings to our monthly schedule.

Dementia Friendly screenings make cinema more accessible to those suffering from dementia, their families and carers. We provide a fun and inclusive experience to enable people living with dementia to attend the cinema in a safe and welcoming environment.

Our Dementia Friendly Screenings are enhanced to suit the needs of people living with dementia: the lights are left on low, there are no adverts or trailers and the audience can move around or even sing along.

For half an hour before the film free tea, coffee and biscuit are available so people can meet and socialise with others as well as familiarising themselves with the cinema. 

Tickets are just £4.00 per person, with accompanying carers going free. 


Subtitled Screenings


Our Subtitled Screenings are film screenings with caption subtitles. These are similar to English subtitles for foreign language films, but for English language films.
They inform the cinemagoer of any significant music, sung speech or sound effects – especially if any of these are taking place off-screen.