April is World Autism Month with World Autism Awareness Day, on 2 April, and National Autism Awareness Week in the UK. Cinemas across the country offer relaxed environment or autism-friendly screenings, with adaptations to make the space more comfortable and accessible for autistic people to enjoy film as individuals or with their families.

Organisations such as the UK Cinema Association, Dimensions, National Autistic Society and FAN have worked with cinemas to support them in welcoming autistic audiences. Here are some events happening:

UK events

Mar 30 |  Manchester |  The Book of Life (U) at HOME

Apr 2 & 6 |  Greenock |  The Lego Movie 2 (PG) at the Waterfront

Apr 2 & 6 |  Dunoon |  The Lego Movie 2 (PG) at Studio Cinema

Apr 4 |  London |  Experimental Visions and Neurodiversity: Jigsaw + discussion with director Robina Rose at BFI Southbank

Apr 4 |  Sevenoaks |  Wonder Park (PG) at Stag

Apr 6 |  London |  Sleeping Beauty (U) 1959 at BFI Southbank

Apr 7 |  Aberdeen |  Life, Animated (PG) at Belmont Filmhouse

Apr 7 |  Worthing |  Dumbo (PG) at Worthing Theatres

Apr 9 |  Dunoon |  Aladdin (U) at Studio Cinema

Apr 10 |  Goole |  The Lego Movie 2 (PG) at Junction

Apr 13 |  Horsham |  Wild Rose (15) – Blue Oasis Film Club at The Capitol

Apr 13 |  Dunoon |  Sing (PG) at Studio Cinema

Apr 15 |  Birmingham |  The Kid Who Would be King (PG) at Mac

Apr 18 |  Sevenoaks |  Missing Link (PG) at Stag

Apr 19 |  Birmingham | The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG) at Mac

Apr 20 |  Dunoon |  Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun (U) at Studio Cinema

Apr 23 |  Birmingham |  How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) at Mac

Apr 24 |  London |  Wild Rose (15) at BFI Southbank

Apr 27 |  Canterbury |  Autism Arts Festival incl. Dyspla Shorts & Oska Bright Film Festival’s Queer Freedom at Gulbenkian

Apr 27 |  Dunoon |  Dumbo (PG) at Studio Cinema

Apr 29 |  Horsham |  Red Joan (12A) – Blue Oasis Film Club at The Capitol

Apr 30 |  Barry |  Dumbo (PG) – dementia and autism-friendly at Memo Arts Centre

May 14 |  Kendal |  Dumbo (PG) at Brewery Arts Centre