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December’s Autism Friendly Films line-up announced

Rise of the GuardiansThe line-up for December’s Autism Friendly Films has been announced, which includes Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Rise of the Guardians, Frozen and Free Birds.

The films will be shown at participating ODEON, Vue, Cineworld and Showcase cinemas across the country.

Cineworld cinemas will show Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on Sunday, December 1 at 11am.

Meanwhile, Showcase cinemas will show Free Birds on Sunday, December 8 at 10am.

ODEON cinemas will show Frozen at 11.30am on Sunday, December 15 at 11.30am.

Vue will show Rise of the Guardians at 10am on Sunday, December 29 at 10am.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 continues the story of inventor Flint Lockwood, who discovers that his invention from the first film, a machine that can turn water into food, is still working but now creates mutant food beasts. Now, he and his friends must save the world from them.

In animated comedy Free Birds, two turkeys travel back in time to try and stop turkey from being on the first Thanksgiving menu. But what they see and who they meet changes their preconceptions of the world and themselves forever.

Disney’s Frozen tells the story of Anna, who teams up with mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa, whose power to create ice and snow has trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

Finally, in Rise of the Guardians, an evil spirit called Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, meaning the immortal Guardians – including Jack Frost and the Easter Bunny – must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imaginations of children all over the world.

Sensory friendly environment

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, make noise and move around the cinema as they feel comfortable.

To view a full list of participating cinemas visit www.dimensions-uk.org/autismfriendly.

ODEON tickets can be booked on the Wednesday before the screening through the ODEON accessibility helpline number 0800 138 3315. Or book online.

Vue tickets can be booked online or for information call 08712 240 240.

Cineworld tickets can be booked online or for information call 0871 200 2000.

Showcase tickets can be booked online or by calling 0871 220 1000.

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