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Finding Nemo and Epic to be next Autism Friendly Films

Classic Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo and Blue Sky Movies’ new animated fantasy adventure Epic are to be May’s Autism Friendly Films, service provider Dimensions has announced.

Finding Nemo will be shown at 11am on Sunday, May 5 at 53 Cineworld cinemas. More than 90 ODEON cinemas will show Epic at 11.30am on Sunday, May 19.

In Finding Nemo, a timid clownfish, Marlin, goes in search of his son, Nemo, who has been kidnapped by fishermen and is living in a tank in a dentist’s office.

Epic tells the story of a teenager who finds herself transported to a deep forest where a battle between the forces of good and evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group to save their world – and ours.

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.

To book Cineworld tickets, visit www.cineworld.co.uk/whatson/5949

Tickets for ODEON screenings can be booked from Wednesday May 15 through the ODEON accessibility helpline number 0800 138 3315.

From next month, Vue will be joining the Autism Friendly Films initiative. More details on participating cinemas, and the first film it will be showing, will be announced shortly.

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