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Two films announced as February’s Autism Friendly Films

Cinema fans with autism have the opportunity to view two films in February thanks to the Autism Friendly Films initiative.

The 21 Cineworld cinemas that participate in the scheme will be screening Disney Pixar’s children’s animation classic Monsters, Inc on Sunday, February 3 at 11am.

Meanwhile, more than 90 ODEON cinemas will be showing a new Disney animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, on Sunday, February 10 at 11.30am.

Monsters, Inc follows the adventures of Sulley and Mike, who scare children for a living to help generate power for the city they live in. But their lives are turned upside-down when a child enters their world.

In Wreck-It Ralph, a video game villain dreams of being a hero instead and sets out to fulfil his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the arcade where he lives.

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.

From this month, 4 more ODEON cinemas have joined the Autism Friendly Films initiative, in Newark, Dorchester, Llanelli and The Point in Milton Keynes, ODEON and service provider Dimensions, which set up the scheme, have announced.

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, February 6, through the ODEON accessibility helpline number 0800 138 3315.

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