Leading the way in film experience for autism

The Hippodrome , Bo'ness.
The Hippodrome , Bo'ness.

Falkirk Community Trust will be taking part in World Autism Day 2015, a programme of autism-friendly screenings at cinemas across the country.

With backing from autism support provider Dimensions and The National Autistic Society, these screenings will provide a boost for the UK’s growing cinema audience of people with autism.

Autism friendly screenings have reduced sound levels, increased lighting and advert-free content allowing the audience, their family and carers to be comfortable and feel fully included in the experience.

An increasing number of UK cinema operators have begun programming regular autism-friendly screenings for their local communities.

World Autism Awareness Day provides cinemas with an opportunity to celebrate that fact.

The Hippodrome boasts a range of autism friendly screenings but for World Autism Day 2015, April 2, it will be screening its first autism friendly movie aimed at adults ‘X+Y’ which stars Asa Butterfield, the young star of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ – who plays a socially awkward boy diagnosed with autism and who makes sense of the world through maths.

Other autism friendly screenings: Saturday, March 28, Shaun the Sheep: The Movie; Sunday, April 5, Home; Sunday, May 10, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water; Saturday, May 16, Avengers: Age of Ultron, (all at 2.30pm).

Booking information tel. 01324 506850 or Steeple Box Office, 118 High Street, Falkirk.