Odeon -  Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings
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Odeon - Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings

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Found 4th Jan 2016
ODEON hosts autism friendly cinema screenings every month. Listed below are the participating sites for our autism friendly cinema screenings with ODEON.

Tickets for the latest releases may come with a small Blockbuster charge of £1.

ODEON’s next autism friendly film screening is Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12A) on Sunday 24th January at 11:30am.

ODEON’s next autism friendly films for older audiences is In the Heart of the Sea (12A) on Monday 25th January at 6pm at 9 selected cinemas.

ODEON cinemas running the trial screenings for older audiences
Birmingham Broadway Plaza
Blanchardstown
Cardiff
Glasgow Quay
Greenwich
Sheffield
Southampton
Trafford Centre
Wimbledon
ODEON cinemas running autism friendly film screenings
Andover
Aylesbury
Banbury
Basingstoke
Bath
Beckenham
Belfast
Birmingham
Birmingham Broadway Plaza
Blackpool
Blanchardstown
Bournemouth ABC
Bracknell
Bridgend
Brighton
Bromborough
Canterbury
Cardiff
Cavan
Chatham
Chelmsford
Colchester
Coolock
Covent Garden
Coventry
Crewe
Darlington
Derby
Dorchester
Dudley
Dundee
Dunfermline
East Kilbride
Edinburgh Wester Hailes
Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
Epsom
Exeter
Glasgow Quay
Greenwich
Guildford
Harrogate
Hastings
Hatfield
Hereford
Huddersfield
Hull
Kettering
Kilmarnock
Lee Valley
Leeds Bradford
Leicester
Limerick
Lincoln
Liverpool One
Liverpool Switch Island
Llanelli
Maidenhead
Maidstone
Manchester Printworks
Mansfield
Metrocentre
Milton Keynes
Naas
Newark
Newbridge
Newcastle East
Norwich
Nuneaton
Oxford George St
Port Solent
Preston
Richmond
Rochdale
Salisbury
Sheffield
South Woodford
Southampton
Southend
Stillorgan
Stoke
Surrey Quays
Swadlincote
Swansea
Swiss Cottage
Streatham
Tamworth
Taunton
Telford
The Point
Trafford Centre
Trowbridge
Tunbridge Wells
Uxbridge
Warrington
Waterford
West Bromwich
Weston Super Mare
Wimbledon
Worcester
Wrexham Eagles Meadow


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Just to add that Cineworld, Showcase and Vue have similar screenings.
If any of these cinemas are nearer to you than Odeon.

Cineworld's is on the first Sunday of the month and they are already advertising February's: Goosebumps, with Jack Black.
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thanks for sharing,
Strange that this should be posted as I was only looking about it last night.

Does anyone know what discounts they offer at the odeon to disabled with a carer for normal viewings ? I remember being told before that you have to fill out a form and take proof of the disability and then you get reduced tickets for the disabled person and the carer
We have been going to the autism friendly screenings for a few years at the ODEON and have always had to pay full ticket price? Never got it for £1. Will have to ask next time :-) Heat added though, and also for making more people aware of these screenings, sadly so many people aren't aware of them still.


Edited by: "mintsauce22" 4th Jan 2016
Biggunspaul

Strange that this should be posted as I was only looking about it last … Strange that this should be posted as I was only looking about it last night.Does anyone know what discounts they offer at the odeon to disabled with a carer for normal viewings ? I remember being told before that you have to fill out a form and take proof of the disability and then you get reduced tickets for the disabled person and the carer



You can apply for a CEA card, if you google it, it is really easy to fill in and send information through email etc. Hope this helps :-)
Is this only for people with autism or can other disabled go I.e Down's syndrome, adhd , learning disabilities?
sexyshelk135

Is this only for people with autism or can other disabled go I.e Down's … Is this only for people with autism or can other disabled go I.e Down's syndrome, adhd , learning disabilities?


I too would like to know this
mintsauce22

You can apply for a CEA card, if you google it, it is really easy to fill … You can apply for a CEA card, if you google it, it is really easy to fill in and send information through email etc. Hope this helps :-)



Thanks for that.

Taking my son to see Star Wars later today but will get a card for next time
Thanks for the post. Heat added
mintsauce22

You can apply for a CEA card, if you google it, it is really easy to fill … You can apply for a CEA card, if you google it, it is really easy to fill in and send information through email etc. Hope this helps :-)



You have to pay a yearly fee - about £10, and this means the Carer goes free.
Can save you an absolute fortune especially with all these 3D films and the premium they add for some 'big' films in the first couple of weeks of release.
Paying £14 for one ticket is bad enough but double that for 2 of you makes it prohibitive.

Useful card to have as it has the 'disabled' persons photo on, and many places offer reduced or free entry for a carer - if you ask.
Theatres, theme parks, zoos etc....
So if you have the CEA card most places accept this as proof of Disability/Carer - if that makes sense.

But in this instance, it does not specify what disability, so I don't know how the cinema is supposed to know someone is Autistic?

If anyone has been to one of these screenings, could you explain what is done differently to a normal screening?
Thank you
Not to put a downer on things, but I'm fairly sure the headline price is wrong on this. The way I'm reading it, the "small Blockbuster charge" of £1 is an extra charge on top of the normal ticket price if the film you're seeing is considered to be one of their "latest releases"...
Anyone can go to the Autism screenings they are just a little different to regular showings. They are not as dark and the sound is turned down. I take my daughter to the vue Autism screenings because there a little more easy going and she can get up and move around if she needs to. But anyone can attend them you don't have to have Autism.
happenstance

I too would like to know this



when i went with my son who has autism, i believe sat close to us was a family with a Down Syndrome family member. I would say other disabilities will be ok to go into the screenings.

Also these are fantastic sreenings, i am now going to take me son all the time
This deal needs to be closed down.

£1 is the extra for blockbuster films, not the price.
Her_Indoors

You have to pay a yearly fee - about £10, and this means the Carer goes … You have to pay a yearly fee - about £10, and this means the Carer goes free.Can save you an absolute fortune especially with all these 3D films and the premium they add for some 'big' films in the first couple of weeks of release.Paying £14 for one ticket is bad enough but double that for 2 of you makes it prohibitive.Useful card to have as it has the 'disabled' persons photo on, and many places offer reduced or free entry for a carer - if you ask.Theatres, theme parks, zoos etc....So if you have the CEA card most places accept this as proof of Disability/Carer - if that makes sense. But in this instance, it does not specify what disability, so I don't know how the cinema is supposed to know someone is Autistic?If anyone has been to one of these screenings, could you explain what is done differently to a normal screening?Thank you



Just looked online about this card and it's a £6 admin charge for it and it lasts 12 months

Odeon also states that of you don't have a CEA card yet you can call them where I guess they will sort something out.
Her_Indoors

You have to pay a yearly fee - about £10, and this means the Carer goes … You have to pay a yearly fee - about £10, and this means the Carer goes free.Can save you an absolute fortune especially with all these 3D films and the premium they add for some 'big' films in the first couple of weeks of release.Paying £14 for one ticket is bad enough but double that for 2 of you makes it prohibitive.Useful card to have as it has the 'disabled' persons photo on, and many places offer reduced or free entry for a carer - if you ask.Theatres, theme parks, zoos etc....So if you have the CEA card most places accept this as proof of Disability/Carer - if that makes sense. But in this instance, it does not specify what disability, so I don't know how the cinema is supposed to know someone is Autistic?If anyone has been to one of these screenings, could you explain what is done differently to a normal screening?Thank you



Yes, sorry I should have added this, the fee was about £5 but one trip to the cinema more than covers that :-)
Heat added I had a major argument with odeon about this the other week regarding the older audience. Screening glad I can now take my boy to see star wars at my local one on the 24th instead of trailing to Glasgow
this isn't new its been on a while and as has been said the price isn't a £1 the £1 is added to make up for dare I say it, less people in the auditorium.
I believe Empire also do the same.
cold my brother has autism and they weren't friendly enough
To confirm - If you have a CEA Card, Odeon will issue a free ticket to your carer. If you DO NOT have a CEA Card but have any other form of carer ID (for example council issued carer card) Odeon will still issue a free ticket to the carer. Remember though that the person who is being cared for still pays the normal price for their age group.
EazyDuz

cold my brother has autism and they weren't friendly enough


You do not explain exactly why they were not friendly enough....
But in fairness, People with Autism are as diverse as those without.
So some people with ASD may appreciate the noise reduction.... while others not find the noise a problem.....
And I assume staff at Odeon, Vue or anywhere are not experts in each persons presentation....
So while they can make general adjustments for the 'usual' issues for people with ASD, they cannot be expected to meet everyones specific issues.

I remember taking mine to the cinema when he was very young - and usually ended up having to take him out several times.......
But over the years he thankfully got used to it, and we now go to the cinema regularly.

Similarly one of the first times I took him to the theatre as a teenager, we had to leave at the interval as he hated the whole thing.
Now he has learned to enjoy it, and will even stay to the end of a production he doesn't like - but has no problem telling me he is not enjoying it !
lol !!
Cineworld does this as well
This is great for my son who doesn't like the loud noises
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The OP really needs to change the title as it clearly implies that its £1.00 to see Star Wars if you are autistic.
If its £1.00 more then this is SICKENING.
I think its great Odeon offer autistic / disabled viewings but the viewings should be at a LOWER PRICE not a higher price.

I will vote hot when title is changed & I hope we all agree it should be 1/2 price or less for families with disabilities.
Incredible. A deal still gets up to 540 degrees even though nobody can work out what the deal actually is.

Cold. Because until it's explained better, this isn't a deal. Oh and gouging an extra £1 for an imaginary "blockbuster" charge is despicable regardless of health.
Depressing seeing the total lack of comprehension on this deal.

It's not £1, it's the regular price for these showings. The extra charge is mentioned because some newer films cost more fur EVERYONE to see, so this is passed on for these showings also, because ultimately , disabled or not, it's still the same film and it's still someone taking up a seat. They are not charging people more , they are treating them the same (which I thought was the point.....).

No doubt more people with no reading skills will fail to understand the above.
To clarify, the Blockbuster charge isn't exclusive to Autism friendly screenings, it's Odeons way of scraping further profit from popular releases, see here
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deany76

The OP really needs to change the title as it clearly implies that its … The OP really needs to change the title as it clearly implies that its £1.00 to see Star Wars if you are autistic.If its £1.00 more then this is SICKENING.I think its great Odeon offer autistic / disabled viewings but the viewings should be at a LOWER PRICE not a higher price.I will vote hot when title is changed & I hope we all agree it should be 1/2 price or less for families with disabilities.


See my post above, Star Wars is one of Odeons 'Blockbuster' movies, they charge £1 extra to ALL customers
Enchante

Depressing seeing the total lack of comprehension on this deal.It's not … Depressing seeing the total lack of comprehension on this deal.It's not £1, it's the regular price for these showings. The extra charge is mentioned because some newer films cost more fur EVERYONE to see, so this is passed on for these showings also, because ultimately , disabled or not, it's still the same film and it's still someone taking up a seat. They are not charging people more , they are treating them the same (which I thought was the point.....).No doubt more people with no reading skills will fail to understand the above.



The £1 extra charge is appalling and I do not use Odeon cinemas because of it, it applies to all screenings so everyone is treated badly.
Banterlicious

The £1 extra charge is appalling and I do not use Odeon cinemas because … The £1 extra charge is appalling and I do not use Odeon cinemas because of it, it applies to all screenings so everyone is treated badly.


Cineworld charges a booking fee, so everyone's screwing the customer X)
Local cinema seems the way to go for a fairer price, if you've got a decent one
lukenuckley

Not to put a downer on things, but I'm fairly sure the headline price is … Not to put a downer on things, but I'm fairly sure the headline price is wrong on this. The way I'm reading it, the "small Blockbuster charge" of £1 is an extra charge on top of the normal ticket price if the film you're seeing is considered to be one of their "latest releases"...



True!, your very right.

One person pays the full price of the Cinema Ticket, whereas the other one of you only the additional/extra £1 instead .....
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lukeo44

See my post above, Star Wars is one of Odeons 'Blockbuster' movies, they … See my post above, Star Wars is one of Odeons 'Blockbuster' movies, they charge £1 extra to ALL customers




lukeo44

See my post above, Star Wars is one of Odeons 'Blockbuster' movies, they … See my post above, Star Wars is one of Odeons 'Blockbuster' movies, they charge £1 extra to ALL customers



The showing should be FREE for the folk with mental & physical disabilities. They have enough to deal with than being ripped off too.

ABSOLUTE DISGRACE, shame on you Odeon et al.







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mintsauce22

We have been going to the autism friendly screenings for a few years at … We have been going to the autism friendly screenings for a few years at the ODEON and have always had to pay full ticket price? Never got it for £1. Will have to ask next time :-) Heat added though, and also for making more people aware of these screenings, sadly so many people aren't aware of them still.


Same here, it was always full price.
I have reported this to mods a few times, the title is not correct and the heat given to odeon is not justified. These showings are normal film prices and to imply odeon are selling it for a pound gives a disservice to other cinema who have the same type of screenings.

Others should hit the report button and ask for this to be changed, would go as far as saying it should be deleted all together as it's simply incorrect.

Thanks mods for updating though think odeon and most of the details of Op should be deleted as well

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eslick

I have reported this to mods a few times, the title is not correct and … I have reported this to mods a few times, the title is not correct and the heat given to odeon is not justified. These showings are normal film prices and to imply odeon are selling it for a pound gives a disservice to other cinema who have the same type of screenings. :(Others should hit the report button and ask for this to be changed, would go as far as saying it should be deleted all together as it's simply incorrect.



I think the 'higher' the better to get more people to see how appalling this is & boycott these places until something is done about it.

*Mods please leave for all to see*
I don't personally see anything wrong with the title, isn't there to mislead anyone, just thought I'd raise awareness so even if it helps someone I'd consider it a job well done...
deany76

The showing should be FREE for the folk with mental & physical … The showing should be FREE for the folk with mental & physical disabilities. They have enough to deal with than being ripped off too.ABSOLUTE DISGRACE, shame on you Odeon et al.



They need to charge. If it's free, they would need evidence from everyone so people don't abuse it. Some people attending wont have autism but may have other reasons why this method of viewing is more suitable for them. If they lower the price, they tighten the rules, people miss out.
deany76

I think the 'higher' the better to get more people to see how appalling … I think the 'higher' the better to get more people to see how appalling this is & boycott these places until something is done about it.*Mods please leave for all to see*



If everyone boycotts these screenings all the cinema will do is can them and replace with a regular one where everyone pays, they'll make more profit so not exactly hitting them where it hurts...
shyamganatra

I don't personally see anything wrong with the title, isn't there to … I don't personally see anything wrong with the title, isn't there to mislead anyone, just thought I'd raise awareness so even if it helps someone I'd consider it a job well done...


The title has been changed - it originally implied that the screenings were £1
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ziggycj

They need to charge. If it's free, they would need evidence from everyone … They need to charge. If it's free, they would need evidence from everyone so people don't abuse it. Some people attending wont have autism but may have other reasons why this method of viewing is more suitable for them. If they lower the price, they tighten the rules, people miss out.



There must be a fair way so the needy benefit the most.

I would gladly attend this showing and pay 'normal price' as I find films too loud & don't go to the cinema because of this.

I am not registered disabled.
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