Accessibility - Guests on the Autism Spectrum

Guests on the autism spectrum or with sensory difficulties

ODEON is aware that going to a standard performance of a film can be a challenge for guests on the autism spectrum or with sensory or learning disabilities.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and to promote greater social inclusion, ODEON is delighted to host specially adapted Autism Friendly Screenings of new releases one Sunday each month at 11:30am. ODEON were the first cinema chain to partner with Dimensions (a not for profit organisation providing support services for people with learning disabilities) to offer nationwide Autism Friendly Screenings and we now have over 90 ODEON cinemas through-out the UK and Ireland participating every month.

The special performances have subtle changes to the cinema environment which mean that people who have sensory difficulties have a more positive experience than they would in a traditional cinema setting. Changes include:
• The lights being kept on at a low level
• Lower than usual sound levels
• No trailers or advertisements - just the film
• Allowance for increased levels of movement and noise

Our hope is that, as guests with sensory difficulties become more familiar with the cinema environment, at some point they will feel comfortable with attending standard screenings.

You can find out the details of the screenings at your local cinema simply select the “Autism Friendly Screenings” filter when viewing the performances at your cinema. If no performances are displayed, there may not be any Autism Friendly screenings that week – in that case you can contact our “Disability and Accessibility Helpline” who will be able to advise you further or ask in cinema.


Disability & Accessibility Helpline

Our agents are available to help:

Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm 

Fri-Sat 9am-8pm 

Sun 10am-5pm

Phone: 00800 4582 4582

Alternatively you can send us a message via our Contact Us form.


Autism Friendly Screenings

Sunday Morning Shows

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Monday Evening Shows

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Along with our regular line up of Sunday morning autism friendly screenings we are now pleased to announce we are trialing a series of Monday evening shows for a more mature audience at Blanchardstown only.


Upcoming screenings


06th April: Autism Friendly  How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World - Book tickets from 5pm on Tuesday 02nd April.

07th April: Autism Friendly  Dumbo  - Book tickets from 5pm on Tuesday 02nd April.

21st April: Autism Friendly  Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun - Book tickets from 5pm on Tuesday 16th April.

22nd April: Autism Friendly  Shazam!  - Book tickets from 5pm on Tuesday 16th April.