Carers Cinema Card - Free Entry For Carer With Disabled Person
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Carers Cinema Card - Free Entry For Carer With Disabled Person

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Found 26th Jul 2015
If you are a carer of a disabled Person or Child above the age of 8 Years old you can get free access to the vast majority of UK cinemas when accompanying the said disabled person.

The disabled Person needs to be in receipt of disability benefits, DLA, AA, etc..

Its very simple to get you go to ceacard.co.uk/ and complete the on-line application, alternatively you can complete a postal application too.

The application is for the the disabled person so any responsible adult can be considered the carer, you DO NOT need to be in receipt of carers allowance.

There is an admin cost of £6.00 per application. which is less than a cinema ticket, so pays for itself after one screening.

I use mine for my autistic boys aged 10 and 14 who while enjoy the cinema could very easily be taken advantage of in the wrong situations so need a responsible adult to accompany them.

Go to ceacard.co.uk/par…spx and enter your postcode to see if your local cinemas are participating.

Also remember this is for genuine people who need to accompany a disabled person/s to the Cinema, do not try to take advantage of these schemes as they rely on the goodwill of the cinema and the support of the scheme, fraudulent applications could ruin this in future for genuine users of the scheme.
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Just passed the info on to a local disabled group.

They probably already knew about it but if not they do now.

Thanks
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ooh just reminded me to renew mine
Don't need to be in receipt of carers allowance but you do have to provide proof of qualifying allowance eg pip, dla, blind/vis impaired registration etc.

ceacard.co.uk/how…spx

Applied for ours last week fully online, was easy to do, card came in 4 days, yet to use it yet though.
Can this be used in conjunction with cinema 'cheap days'?. i.e....my local Empire cinema is £3.75 for all showings on a Tuesday.
I have registered our card online in an odeon account and can then book online for it as it comes up with the disabled carer option at the bottom
Does a person with Erectile Dysfunction considered disable??? Just asking ;@
Excellent, good to know I can always use it with my son. we occasionally have autistic friendly showing which is free but that's once a month with a selected movie.
rumble

Can this be used in conjunction with cinema 'cheap days'?. i.e....my … Can this be used in conjunction with cinema 'cheap days'?. i.e....my local Empire cinema is £3.75 for all showings on a Tuesday.


Yes, it also works with student prices if the disabled person has a student ID - my son has a Young Scot [student] card & we go regularly for £4ish using CEA + Student discount
sethjee

Does a person with Erectile Dysfunction considered disable??? Just asking … Does a person with Erectile Dysfunction considered disable??? Just asking ;@


no, but it sounds that you have a brain dysfunction. also a spelling and grammar dysfunction
Edited by: "tamboss" 28th Jul 2015
My friend has Schizophrenia and he has this card, we split the cost when we go to the cinema. I realise there's a good joke in there but I resisted it for the sake of my friend
fishmaster

My friend has Schizophrenia and he has this card, we split the cost when … My friend has Schizophrenia and he has this card, we split the cost when we go to the cinema. I realise there's a good joke in there but I resisted it for the sake of my friend


Do you only buy one ticket?
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complete rip off

all cinemas will give free entry for carers without any card like this

just demonstrate the disability eg the blue badge
nublets2k

Do you only buy one ticket?



His friend is disabled, so it would only mean one purchase necessary
In Wales there is a similar scheme for the theatre. Anyone interested, pop over to hynt.org.uk not sure if there is an equivalent in the other parts of the UK.
deleted57959

I do not think that is true.. also you cannot book on-line with out one … I do not think that is true.. also you cannot book on-line with out one of these cards.



Many places will happily give the carer free access, but they are not obliged to do so. The card makes things clearer and easier. Without the card the system can be abused. Look at how many blue badges are forged these days.
I got one of these last year, I didn't go to the cinema once so I lost £6, therefore I'm voting cold.
Weirdly the site doesn't list Showcase cinemas as participating but googling the showcase site does say they accept them. Anyone use one there?
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deleted57959

I do not think that is true.. also you cannot book on-line with out one … I do not think that is true.. also you cannot book on-line with out one of these cards.



you're wrong

nearly every place where an entry fee is charged eg Eden Project, cinemas etc will give free entry to carers

You just have to ask
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swimming pools

attractions

amusement parks

theatres

funfairs (ie carer rides free)

they just need you to ask, in most cases

most don't need proof of the disability, they take it on trust
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pls believe me, as I have done it with my son pretty much everywhere for the last 15 years

I can't actually remember ever being refused, though sometimes a bit of evidence (eg Blue Badge) was helpful
wombuck

I got one of these last year, I didn't go to the cinema once so I lost … I got one of these last year, I didn't go to the cinema once so I lost £6, therefore I'm voting cold.



Are you real? It's a great deal red HOT. some people FFS!
I use the card all the time and think it's well worth the £6.00. My daughter loves the cinema and I love the fact that I have her so I can see the kids films as well. Looking forward to seeing Inside Out and Paddington was great.
snowflake75

ooh just reminded me to renew mine



You should have got a reminder email about two weeks before the old one was due to expire, and the option to renew online.
deleted57959

You should consult your doctor, also I would say things will get better … You should consult your doctor, also I would say things will get better once your through puberty..



I actually asked this question to find out how many HUKD users are suffering. The ppl replying are pretty large in numbers tho. Lol
Some really odd comments in this thread.
This is unfair for carers of children under 8 years of age. I tried to get a card but was told my 4 year old son didn't qualify as he was to young so we don't get discount at the cinema
gemma280563

I use the card all the time and think it's well worth the £6.00. My … I use the card all the time and think it's well worth the £6.00. My daughter loves the cinema and I love the fact that I have her so I can see the kids films as well. Looking forward to seeing Inside Out and Paddington was great.



Yet if I want to go to the same film with my child, I have to pay for us both?!?! Surely the point of something like this is that it compensates the "carer" for having to 'endure' something for the benefit of the disabled person?? If you want to go, why should you go free??? BEFORE THE LOONIE LEFTIES START its a genuine question. I know someone with a seriously disabled child, she was over the moon when she found out all the "free" stuff she could get as a carer.... it was truly disgusting to hear!!

Don't get me wrong, I would NEVER swap the health of my child for a cheap cinema ticket, but lets remember, the cinema is not a charity, the rest of us have to pay to make up the losses. The one near us has special screening for those with mental disorders where the volume is low and the lights are left on, that's truly a great idea, but then to not charge on top of that is crazy.... where does it stop???

BTW, the deal is still good for those UNFORTUNATE enough to need it.
Edited by: "frakison" 26th Jul 2015
underage

This is unfair for carers of children under 8 years of age. I tried to … This is unfair for carers of children under 8 years of age. I tried to get a card but was told my 4 year old son didn't qualify as he was to young so we don't get discount at the cinema



Totally agree, as with everything in this country, its just wrong!! I just cant understand the reasoning?!?!
Best thing...the carer gets to go 100% for free. I went to see minions movie other week at Cineworld watching it in 4d (Dbox) and it cost £11.30 for us both! Now we just need to find a way to get past the £15 price tag for 2 drinks, popcorn and nachos.
Don't you have to be on Disability Living Allowance to apply for this you can't just call yourself disabled you need to supply financial evidence relating to benefits. You can also get savings on things like DBox. I.e: where Meerkat Movie s would only cover the ticket cost you would have to pay for one ticket plus two dbox fee. This card covers the carers £5 dbox fee as well so just pay one x standard admission and 1 x dbox. If disabled person is a student and you book online with cineworld with 10% off and student discount could end up with £25 of cinema tickets for under a tenner.
wombuck

I got one of these last year, I didn't go to the cinema once so I lost … I got one of these last year, I didn't go to the cinema once so I lost £6, therefore I'm voting cold.


What a half witted comment and vote.
deleted57959

Its not unfair at all! the idea is people who need to be accompanied … Its not unfair at all! the idea is people who need to be accompanied because of there disability, a child under 8 needs to be accompanied anyway, this scheme isn't a 'get a mate' in free or 'get a parent' in free scheme.I would love my 14 year old to go to the cinema with his school mates like I did, but like I mentioned he could be taken advantage of very easily so his only opportunity to see the Avengers or Terminator was to go with me.The idea of this scheme is to give the ability for those who under normal circumstances would be able to attend the cinema on there own but cannot because of disability, and thus not incur the friend carer the fee for them to go. Show me one under 8 year old who goes to the cinema on their own? I think 8 years old I generous, if was my decision id say 10-11 is the minimum age a child should be allowed to visit alone.



I cant believe those films are both 12a?!?!? I guess they are seriously watered down???
The initial post by the OP should be amended to highlight the fact that you still need to be in receipt of certain benefits to qualify for this card. I had investigated getting this card previously but as I dont get benefits (I am deaf) I didnt apply. When I saw this post I thought things must have changed, but it is still the case you need to be receiving benefits.

Shame really as I dont qualify for benefits (its an invisible disability and it doesnt seem to matter we pay more to access certain services) and I struggle to watch films at the cinema and there are usually only 2 or 3 films a week subtitled.

But if you do get the right benefits then yes this is a good deal
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10bellies

You should have got a reminder email about two weeks before the old one … You should have got a reminder email about two weeks before the old one was due to expire, and the option to renew online.



​I think it was in my spam mail and I accidentally deleted it
Shelle02

The initial post by the OP should be amended to highlight the fact that … The initial post by the OP should be amended to highlight the fact that you still need to be in receipt of certain benefits to qualify for this card. I had investigated getting this card previously but as I dont get benefits (I am deaf) I didnt apply. When I saw this post I thought things must have changed, but it is still the case you need to be receiving benefits.Shame really as I dont qualify for benefits (its an invisible disability and it doesnt seem to matter we pay more to access certain services) and I struggle to watch films at the cinema and there are usually only 2 or 3 films a week subtitled.But if you do get the right benefits then yes this is a good deal



So deafness is not a disability yet alcoholism, obesity (both SELF inflicted) and ADHD (i.e. unruly kids with no discipline from feckless parents, not the 1% of cases who do actually have issues!!) are?!?!? Lost for words!!!

Edited by: "frakison" 26th Jul 2015
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its cheaper to watch new movies at home even before cinema release. all you need is wifi and a tablet or tv... so many apps n websites out there. I could suggest the top ones
This is accepted by showcase. We have used it at our local one.
Yup being deaf isnt a problem ........... ;-)

Oh and watching films on apps or on demand isnt the answer either for deaf people as almost all of its content isnt subtitled.
nublets2k

Do you only buy one ticket?



Yes, one person goes free, so we split the cost.

My friend claims benefits, he used to work with me, we used to repair and service computers. He got a virus and it ruined his heart, at the age of 30 he needed a pacemaker fitted. Sometimes life deals you a bad hand, I doubt he'll work again, the benefits system is for people like him, who really need the help. This deal is a little something that helps.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 26th Jul 2015
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Do people with ADHD qualify?
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