Autism-friendly cinema screenings in Portsmouth

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VUE Cinema is holding autism-friendly film showings to mark World Autism Day on Saturday.

The Gunwharf Quays cinema is screening Eddie the Eagle and Zootropolis tonight and Saturday, respectively. They have both been adapted for people with sensory sensitivities.

Asa Brennan, general manager at Vue, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome film fans who prefer our specially-adapted screenings so that they can enjoy the latest releases on the big screen in the ultimate comfort

‘We dim the lights, lower the volume and provide a relaxed and comfortable environment for everyone to enjoy the big screen experience together.’

Dimensions, a national not-for-profit support network for people with autism and learning disabilities, has joined up with Vue to advise on the necessary adjustments.

For more information, go to myvue.com or dimensions-uk.org/autismfriendly.