CEA card - disabled cinema pass £6
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CEA card - disabled cinema pass £6

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Found 26th Jul 2017
Just renewed mine for my youngest which prompted me to post it on here, just as a reminder for those that know or a heads up for those that don't

Not for me to take any credit for this so will link to a previous post, there's far more info in them than I can write

CEA card

"I use my card at least once a month with the kids, the potential savings a year are easily £100.00+ get it ordered now ready for the summer cinema lineup..

can be used in conjunction with special autism screenings.

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 carer's 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.

Repost but been a good 7 months and will benefit many people."
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golfer2007

Don't use Showcase Cinemas with your CEA card, they discriminate against … Don't use Showcase Cinemas with your CEA card, they discriminate against disabilities. Long story short, Showcase sell a family ticket for £28, we are a family of four but were charged individually rather than being sold a family ticket. When I queried it with them, I got this reply.With Reference to your email below , You were charged correctly , I had been through your transaction receiptWe cannot deduct the carer from the family ticket , a family ticket will be a set of 02 adults and 02 childrenSo we charged you for 02 children and for 01 adult and the 2nd adult will be a free ticket as carer pass.Thank youAsh


Surely you just use the cheapest method of entry.
You can't expect them to discount a family pass and then discount again for a carer. There is zero discrimination here.
Maybe you should have bought a family ticket, told them you wanted to add meerkat to take a full price adult off, carer to take another full price adult off, sweet Sunday to take another off and just pay the remaining 20p for the family of 4.
Moon on a stick?
golfer2007

Family of four: can we have a family ticket please?Showcase: That's £28 … Family of four: can we have a family ticket please?Showcase: That's £28 Family of four: oh, and one of us is a carerShowcase: sorry we can't sell you a family ticketFamily of four: why?Showcase: because one of you is a carerFamily of four: are we not a family?As you can see it's **** all to do with money.


Family of four: Can we have a family ticket please.
Showcase: Certainly, 28 pounds please.
Family of four: One of us is a carer, deduct one adult ticket from the already reduced price for buying 4 please.
Showcase: So you don't want a £28 family of four ticket?
Family of four: Yes we want a family ticket to take advantage of a bulk discount but then we also want you to deduct an an adult price from it.
Showcase: not a family ticket then. 1 adult, 1 free carer and 2 kids is £24 so its actually cheaper.
Family of four: Yes but then we feel begrudged that we can't take advantage of a deduction on top of a deduction. But I will add this has nothing to do with money and must be discrimination.
Showcase: Go to Odeon mate.
bluefish230338 m ago

Sorry but although I fully appreciate the benefits of having a CEA card …Sorry but although I fully appreciate the benefits of having a CEA card (my daughter has one) this is not a deal in the strictest sense as the cost has increased 20% from £5. Not voted either way.

Wow its £1 more are you serious?
golfer2007

Family of four: can we have a family ticket please?Showcase: That's £28 … Family of four: can we have a family ticket please?Showcase: That's £28 Family of four: oh, and one of us is a carerShowcase: sorry we can't sell you a family ticketFamily of four: why?Showcase: because one of you is a carerFamily of four: are we not a family?As you can see it's **** all to do with money.


Nope has nothing to do with money and more to do with you being greedy. The card is issued by CEA to cover a disabled person and one carer hence they have to be per person tickets and not a family ticket. The scheme makes clear a full price ticket must be purchased by the disabled person in order for a free carer ticket to be given. Showcase are following the CEA rules that have been agreed with all particpating cinemas. It's your kind of behaviour that will end up getting these type of schemes closed down to the disadvantage of disabled people.
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Sorry but although I fully appreciate the benefits of having a CEA card (my daughter has one) this is not a deal in the strictest sense as the cost has increased 20% from £5. Not voted either way.
bluefish230338 m ago

Sorry but although I fully appreciate the benefits of having a CEA card …Sorry but although I fully appreciate the benefits of having a CEA card (my daughter has one) this is not a deal in the strictest sense as the cost has increased 20% from £5. Not voted either way.

Wow its £1 more are you serious?
Don't use Showcase Cinemas with your CEA card, they discriminate against disabilities. Long story short, Showcase sell a family ticket for £28, we are a family of four but were charged individually rather than being sold a family ticket. When I queried it with them, I got this reply.

With Reference to your email below , You were charged correctly , I had been through your transaction receipt
We cannot deduct the carer from the family ticket , a family ticket will be a set of 02 adults and 02 children
So we charged you for 02 children and for 01 adult and the 2nd adult will be a free ticket as carer pass.

Thank you
Ash
Excellent value and always will be. Saves me over minimal of around £200 a year on films.
golfer2007

Don't use Showcase Cinemas with your CEA card, they discriminate against … Don't use Showcase Cinemas with your CEA card, they discriminate against disabilities. Long story short, Showcase sell a family ticket for £28, we are a family of four but were charged individually rather than being sold a family ticket. When I queried it with them, I got this reply.With Reference to your email below , You were charged correctly , I had been through your transaction receiptWe cannot deduct the carer from the family ticket , a family ticket will be a set of 02 adults and 02 childrenSo we charged you for 02 children and for 01 adult and the 2nd adult will be a free ticket as carer pass.Thank youAsh


Surely you just use the cheapest method of entry.
You can't expect them to discount a family pass and then discount again for a carer. There is zero discrimination here.
Maybe you should have bought a family ticket, told them you wanted to add meerkat to take a full price adult off, carer to take another full price adult off, sweet Sunday to take another off and just pay the remaining 20p for the family of 4.
Moon on a stick?
It is helpful for when the disability is not obvious but the young man I take to the cinema is clearly profoundly disabled and they let me in free as a carer with no quibble so I haven't bothered with the cea card.
It would be useful for booking online though
fireman1

Surely you just use the cheapest method of entry.You can't expect them to … Surely you just use the cheapest method of entry.You can't expect them to discount a family pass and then discount again for a carer. There is zero discrimination here.Maybe you should have bought a family ticket, told them you wanted to add meerkat to take a full price adult off, carer to take another full price adult off, sweet Sunday to take another off and just pay the remaining 20p for the family of 4.Moon on a stick?



grow up pal.
fireman1

Surely you just use the cheapest method of entry.You can't expect them to … Surely you just use the cheapest method of entry.You can't expect them to discount a family pass and then discount again for a carer. There is zero discrimination here.Maybe you should have bought a family ticket, told them you wanted to add meerkat to take a full price adult off, carer to take another full price adult off, sweet Sunday to take another off and just pay the remaining 20p for the family of 4.Moon on a stick?



Exactly
golfer2007

Don't use Showcase Cinemas with your CEA card, they discriminate against … Don't use Showcase Cinemas with your CEA card, they discriminate against disabilities. Long story short, Showcase sell a family ticket for £28, we are a family of four but were charged individually rather than being sold a family ticket. When I queried it with them, I got this reply.With Reference to your email below , You were charged correctly , I had been through your transaction receiptWe cannot deduct the carer from the family ticket , a family ticket will be a set of 02 adults and 02 childrenSo we charged you for 02 children and for 01 adult and the 2nd adult will be a free ticket as carer pass.Thank youAsh



There’s nothing wrong with that? Gee greedy people or what Jesus.
Justsuperman

There’s nothing wrong with that? Gee greedy people or what Jesus.



Family of four: can we have a family ticket please?
Showcase: That's £28
Family of four: oh, and one of us is a carer
Showcase: sorry we can't sell you a family ticket
Family of four: why?
Showcase: because one of you is a carer
Family of four: are we not a family?

As you can see it's **** all to do with money.
Thanks very much i totally forgot about the card, have now applied.
bluefish2303

Sorry but although I fully appreciate the benefits of having a CEA card … Sorry but although I fully appreciate the benefits of having a CEA card (my daughter has one) this is not a deal in the strictest sense as the cost has increased 20% from £5. Not voted either way.



So by your reasoning all the people that have never heard of the CEA card are better off not knowing about it because it's £1 dearer now.
deleted57959

Bit of advice, Been using these a for a few years now, but....Every … Bit of advice, Been using these a for a few years now, but....Every single cinema I go to will gladly except either a Blue Badge or a DLA/PIP letter or even a GP letter, in fact most will take your word for it and just take a postcode for reference..The cards are expensive for what they call an admin charge so I am not going to use them again.. Also most local authorities now have a carers card which can be obtained through your local carers trust which gives you carers ID for a lot more than just Cinemas.Shame: Haverfordwest Palace Cinema, refuses to give a carers discount. only cinema I know of that does this as such they lose all custom from me.



Looks like it's definitely not the place to go and watch a film >

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Edited by: "fishmaster" 26th Jul 2017
Looking at the terms and conditions I am not happy with this.

"Card only valid for performances of My Left Foot, Rain Man, and Rory O'Shea Was Here."

It's a joke, relax.
lindalindalin

It is helpful for when the disability is not obvious but the young man I … It is helpful for when the disability is not obvious but the young man I take to the cinema is clearly profoundly disabled and they let me in free as a carer with no quibble so I haven't bothered with the cea card.It would be useful for booking online though



Vue cinemas will only allow disabled booking when you present this card even if the disability is obvious
dawsy162 h, 36 m ago

Wow its £1 more are you serious?


What I said is 'it's not a deal in the strictest sense'. Yes it's only £1 extra but if I had to swallow a 20% increase on all the additional costs my daughter's disability incurs then the potential savings this scheme gives you will be quickly lost ... Am I serious? Yes I am. Sorry if anyone takes offence, it's just an opinion and I stand by it.
bluefish2303

What I said is 'it's not a deal in the strictest sense'. Yes it's only £1 … What I said is 'it's not a deal in the strictest sense'. Yes it's only £1 extra but if I had to swallow a 20% increase on all the additional costs my daughter's disability incurs then the potential savings this scheme gives you will be quickly lost ... Am I serious? Yes I am. Sorry if anyone takes offence, it's just an opinion and I stand by it.



Your more than welcome to stand by the comment but at the end of the day it is only £1. I am sure you probably lose money in other areas of our life that account to a lot more than £1 that is not emphasized?
jinkssick

Your more than welcome to stand by the comment but at the end of the day … Your more than welcome to stand by the comment but at the end of the day it is only £1. I am sure you probably lose money in other areas of our life that account to a lot more than £1 that is not emphasized?


Don't know why some of these people are moaning about a £1 increase the card practically pays for itself after the first visit. Would also say CEA card is more convenient than using Blue Badge as if you are parking in a disabled bay you can't take the badge into the cinema with you or you risk being fined for being incorrectly parked or at least that's what happens at the private car park next to my local VUE.
golfer2007

Family of four: can we have a family ticket please?Showcase: That's £28 … Family of four: can we have a family ticket please?Showcase: That's £28 Family of four: oh, and one of us is a carerShowcase: sorry we can't sell you a family ticketFamily of four: why?Showcase: because one of you is a carerFamily of four: are we not a family?As you can see it's **** all to do with money.


Family of four: Can we have a family ticket please.
Showcase: Certainly, 28 pounds please.
Family of four: One of us is a carer, deduct one adult ticket from the already reduced price for buying 4 please.
Showcase: So you don't want a £28 family of four ticket?
Family of four: Yes we want a family ticket to take advantage of a bulk discount but then we also want you to deduct an an adult price from it.
Showcase: not a family ticket then. 1 adult, 1 free carer and 2 kids is £24 so its actually cheaper.
Family of four: Yes but then we feel begrudged that we can't take advantage of a deduction on top of a deduction. But I will add this has nothing to do with money and must be discrimination.
Showcase: Go to Odeon mate.
Think we'll be avoiding the cinema for a while.

Vue kicked my wife and 4 yo Autistic son out 30 mins in to the film because of his 'behaviour' with no refund leaving my wife embarrassed.

There was only 4 other people in the whole screen. They intentionally went when it wasn't too crowded for him ;-(
golfer2007

Family of four: can we have a family ticket please?Showcase: That's £28 … Family of four: can we have a family ticket please?Showcase: That's £28 Family of four: oh, and one of us is a carerShowcase: sorry we can't sell you a family ticketFamily of four: why?Showcase: because one of you is a carerFamily of four: are we not a family?As you can see it's **** all to do with money.


Nope has nothing to do with money and more to do with you being greedy. The card is issued by CEA to cover a disabled person and one carer hence they have to be per person tickets and not a family ticket. The scheme makes clear a full price ticket must be purchased by the disabled person in order for a free carer ticket to be given. Showcase are following the CEA rules that have been agreed with all particpating cinemas. It's your kind of behaviour that will end up getting these type of schemes closed down to the disadvantage of disabled people.
phoenixology

Think we'll be avoiding the cinema for a while.Vue kicked my wife and 4 … Think we'll be avoiding the cinema for a while.Vue kicked my wife and 4 yo Autistic son out 30 mins in to the film because of his 'behaviour' with no refund leaving my wife embarrassed. There was only 4 other people in the whole screen. They intentionally went when it wasn't too crowded for him ;-(


Hey mate there are actually autism friendly screenings at a lot of cinemas nowadays where you can avoid this sorta thing.
chrrrissss

Hey mate there are actually autism friendly screenings at a lot of … Hey mate there are actually autism friendly screenings at a lot of cinemas nowadays where you can avoid this sorta thing.


But why should he be restricted to only going to the cinema once a month and also only if they have picked the movie his child wants to see for the autism screening. Their is also the fact that these screenings are usually on at 10 and 11am in the morning not useful for everyone.
chrrrissss

Hey mate there are actually autism friendly screenings at a lot of … Hey mate there are actually autism friendly screenings at a lot of cinemas nowadays where you can avoid this sorta thing.



1 a month if your lucky
They took my money, never sent the card, I emailed saying so, they replied apologising but still didn't send it. I didn't chase it up because I'm a bit rubbish, but a year later they emailed asking me to renew. I told them I never got the first card, they asked for details, I gave them, and they never replied, also ignored my next message.
chrrrissss

Hey mate there are actually autism friendly screenings at a lot of … Hey mate there are actually autism friendly screenings at a lot of cinemas nowadays where you can avoid this sorta thing.


A lot of those are for "kids " films though. I have a 13 year old autistic son who has grown out of cars, minions etc. I usually try and go to the first showing on a Sunday as they are usually the quietest but have had to leave a few times as he gets quite anxious with too many people around him.

I have one of these cards for my son and as the op says they pay for themselves pretty much straight away although here in Northern Ireland I'm pretty sure not all cinemas accept it
jordanc93

Nope has nothing to do with money and more to do with you being greedy. … Nope has nothing to do with money and more to do with you being greedy. The card is issued by CEA to cover a disabled person and one carer hence they have to be per person tickets and not a family ticket. The scheme makes clear a full price ticket must be purchased by the disabled person in order for a free carer ticket to be given. Showcase are following the CEA rules that have been agreed with all particpating cinemas. It's your kind of behaviour that will end up getting these type of schemes closed down to the disadvantage of disabled people.



The only greedy people are Showcase Cinema, we go to the Odeon now, costs less than Showcase without a CEA card and even less with a CEA card. If anything, CEA should remove the likes of Showcase who think they can jump on the disability bandwagon and still rip off the most vulnerable.
exhausted

A lot of those are for "kids " films though. I have a 13 year old … A lot of those are for "kids " films though. I have a 13 year old autistic son who has grown out of cars, minions etc. I usually try and go to the first showing on a Sunday as they are usually the quietest but have had to leave a few times as he gets quite anxious with too many people around him. I have one of these cards for my son and as the op says they pay for themselves pretty much straight away although here in Northern Ireland I'm pretty sure not all cinemas accept it




You should try the Odeon they've started trialing 2 Autism screenings a month, one for younger children and one for an older audience such as your son. I think last month they played the new Pirates of the Caribbean and this month it was Spider man.
golfer2007

You should try the Odeon they've started trialing 2 Autism screenings a … You should try the Odeon they've started trialing 2 Autism screenings a month, one for younger children and one for an older audience such as your son. I think last month they played the new Pirates of the Caribbean and this month it was Spider man.



Thanks I'll look into that
golfer2007

The only greedy people are Showcase Cinema, we go to the Odeon now, costs … The only greedy people are Showcase Cinema, we go to the Odeon now, costs less than Showcase without a CEA card and even less with a CEA card. If anything, CEA should remove the likes of Showcase who think they can jump on the disability bandwagon and still rip off the most vulnerable.



You do know cinema barely make a dime on ticket sales? it’s the food and sweets they make dollar on they make 10% of the ticket prices so it wouldn’t matter to them.. a family of 4 is 2 paying adults and 2 children and in you’re case you’re not paying for 4 only 3.
The big problem with CEA cards is people stoop low enough to use it to get a free ticket without caring for someone.
Justsuperman

You do know cinema barely make a dime on ticket sales? it’s the food and s … You do know cinema barely make a dime on ticket sales? it’s the food and sweets they make dollar on they make 10% of the ticket prices so it wouldn’t matter to them.. a family of 4 is 2 paying adults and 2 children and in you’re case you’re not paying for 4 only 3.


theirs no point in trying to get your point across to him he seems to hate showcase cinemas even they don't force him to go. if he doesn't like the price he should go elsewhere instead of trying to abuse the CEA card. The system won't allow a family ticket to be used with a CEA card as like you say it is only for 2 children and 2 adults and won't recognise the carer as part of the deal and the option can't be added same at every cinema that has family tickets.
I didn't know about this...thanks for sharing
hippy.dave

They took my money, never sent the card, I emailed saying so, they … They took my money, never sent the card, I emailed saying so, they replied apologising but still didn't send it. I didn't chase it up because I'm a bit rubbish, but a year later they emailed asking me to renew. I told them I never got the first card, they asked for details, I gave them, and they never replied, also ignored my next message.



Wow. That is bad.
deleted5795926th Jul 2017

Bit of advice, Been using these a for a few years now, but....Every single …Bit of advice, Been using these a for a few years now, but....Every single cinema I go to will gladly except either a Blue Badge or a DLA/PIP letter or even a GP letter, in fact most will take your word for it and just take a postcode for reference..The cards are expensive for what they call an admin charge so I am not going to use them again.. Also most local authorities now have a carers card which can be obtained through your local carers trust which gives you carers ID for a lot more than just Cinemas.Shame: Haverfordwest Palace Cinema, refuses to give a carers discount. only cinema I know of that does this as such they lose all custom from me.

Can I ask if that is for all levels of dla or only higher rate?
In our local ODEON, 3 of us went with the usual carer's card, plus the newly acquired meerkat app-code, and politely asked the cheapest way to see Baby Driver. Was told that we only needed to pay the £6-odd for 1 adult ticket. Pleasantly surprised.
So is this like that student card con ? Do you have to limp ?
deleted5795926th Jul 2017

Should be any level.. I think the cinema just wants evidence that your …Should be any level.. I think the cinema just wants evidence that your child is disabled, so lower or middle rate should be fine.

Sorry, I meant for the carers card
does this have to be renewed every year?
jay_leeds

does this have to be renewed every year?



Yes it does.
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