Classic Disney animation Beauty and the Beast is to be the next Autism Friendly Film, support provider Dimensions and cinema chain ODEON have announced.

Beauty and the Beast will be shown in more than 80 ODEON cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Sunday, May 13 at 11:30am. Tickets are available from 11am onWednesday, May 9. Autism friendly screenings are mainstream films shown in a sensory friendly environment. Lights are on low, sound is turned down, trailers are omitted and people can bring their own food and drink, make noise and move around the cinema as they feel comfortable. The screenings are for anyone who would benefit from the subtle differences made to the cinema environment.

Additionally, support workers/carers can attend for free with a CEACard. To view a full list of participating cinemas please visit

Tickets can be bought in advance through the ODEON accessibility helpline number 0800 138 3315.