Autism-friendly screening for new kids blockbuster

NEW children’s film Happy Feet Two is the latest to be featured for an autism-friendly screening in Aylesbury.

Leading social care support provider Dimensions and cinema chain Odeon launched the special screenings to campaign for greater cinema access for people with autism.

Festive family animation film, Happy Feet Two, will be shown in a sensory-friendly environment at Odeon’s Aylesbury branch at 11.30am on Sunday, December 18.

As part of the screening lights will be left on low, the volume will be turned down, trailers will be omitted and people can move around the cinema or make noise as they feel comfortable.

Of the latest Autism Friendly Film screening, Lisa Hopkins, Dimensions Autism lead, said: “We are really pleased that Odeon will be screening Happy Feet Two in a sensory friendly environment.

“This film appeals to people of all ages and means that families and friends can enjoy the cinema experience together in an inclusive environment. Our first ever autism friendly film screening was Mr Popper’s Penguins and more than 3,000 people came out in support of it – I’m sure that the Happy Feet penguins will prove just as popular.”