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Sing and The LEGO Batman Movie among February’s Autism Friendly Films

Autism Friendly FilmsAnimated blockbusters Sing and The LEGO Batman Movie are among the Autism Friendly Films to be shown in February.

Sing will be playing at selected Cineworld cinemas on Sunday, February 5 at 11am. The following Sunday, Showcase cinemas will show the same film, starting at 10am.

The LEGO Batman Movie will be played at selected ODEON cinemas on Sunday, February 26 at 10:15am. Please note ODEON’s new start time.

Also on the 26th, Vue cinemas will be showing Trolls, starting at 10:15am. Agaion, this is a new start time.

Finally, as part of ODEON’s trial screenings for older audiences: The Great Wall (12A) will be shown on Monday, February 27 at 6pm at 9 selected cinemas.

You can also still catch some of January’s Autism Friendly Films this weekend. Sing is being shown at selected ODEON cinemas on Sunday, January 29 at 10:15am.

Also on Sunday, Vue cinemas are showing Storks, again starting at 10.15am, which is a new start time.

Finally, on Monday, as part of ODEON’s ongoing trial screenings for older audiences: La La Land (12A) will be shown at 6pm at 9 selected cinemas.

In Sing, koala Buster Moon is the owner of a theatre that has fallen on hard times. In a bid to save his theatre and restore it to its glory days, he decides to hold a singing competition. A range of characters audition for it – all with their own troubles – and they and Buster’s future become wrapped together as the competition reaches its climax.

The LEGO Batman Movie – a spin-off to the immensely successful LEGO Movie – concentrates on Batman and his efforts to save Gotham City from a range of villains, including the Joker and Two-Face, while also trying to raise the boy he adopted.

Dreamworks’ Trolls is based on the dolls of the same name. In the film, a grumpy troll named Branch goes on a quest with giddy Poppy to save Troll Town from the Bergens.

Finally, action adventure movie The Great Wall sees a mercenary warrior imprisoned within the wall, where he finds out the mystery behind one of the wonders of the world. But then he becomes embroiled in the defence of The Great Wall against incoming waves of monstrous creatures and joins a band of elite warriors who are determined to save the structure.

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.

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