Autism-friendly cinema screening for Basildon cinema

Southend Standard: Autism-friendly cinema screening Autism-friendly cinema screening

PARENTS of children with autism can relax and enjoy a trip to the cinema at a special event.

The Empire Cinema, at Festival Leisure Park, in Basildon, is showing an autism-friendly viewing of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The screening welcomes people with autism, sensory or communication disorders or learning difficulties.

The cinema reduces sound levels, increases lighting and shows the feature advert-free to the audience, allowing viewers, their families and companions to be comfortable and feel fully included in the unique experience of a trip to the cinema.

Jon Nutton, marketing director of Empire Cinemas, said: “This screening will give people with autism and their guardians/carers an opportunity to enjoy the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in a relaxed, autism friendly environment.”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time will be broadcast from the National Theatre.

The production follows Christopher, 15, who has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

The showing is on Sunday, at 5pm, and tickets can be booked at empirecinemas.co.uk

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6:29pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Good job Empire!!
Not that many companies care enough about their clients
Whoever thought of this Thankyou!!!
Good job Empire!! Not that many companies care enough about their clients Whoever thought of this Thankyou!!! Living the La Vida Legra
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10:38pm Thu 5 Jun 14

rob-wos says...

This is nothing new.

Odeon has been showing autism friendly shows for over 3 years of current films which would be of interest to this type of audience.

Evidently 'Living the La Vida Legra' is not a cinema goer as he would know this.

Also this won't be live from the National Theatre as the
this was broadcasted LIVE from the National Theatre in the summer of 2012.

So this will be a recorded version of that broadcast which will be shown like all other films from a server on a digital projector.

I do think showing Autism friendly shows is important but this article is just an advert for Empire Cinemas.
This is nothing new. Odeon has been showing autism friendly shows for over 3 years of current films which would be of interest to this type of audience. Evidently 'Living the La Vida Legra' is not a cinema goer as he would know this. Also this won't be live from the National Theatre as the this was broadcasted LIVE from the National Theatre in the summer of 2012. So this will be a recorded version of that broadcast which will be shown like all other films from a server on a digital projector. I do think showing Autism friendly shows is important but this article is just an advert for Empire Cinemas. rob-wos
  • Score: -1

11:12pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

rob-wos wrote:
This is nothing new.

Odeon has been showing autism friendly shows for over 3 years of current films which would be of interest to this type of audience.

Evidently 'Living the La Vida Legra' is not a cinema goer as he would know this.

Also this won't be live from the National Theatre as the
this was broadcasted LIVE from the National Theatre in the summer of 2012.

So this will be a recorded version of that broadcast which will be shown like all other films from a server on a digital projector.

I do think showing Autism friendly shows is important but this article is just an advert for Empire Cinemas.
Oh! Ok
[quote][p][bold]rob-wos[/bold] wrote: This is nothing new. Odeon has been showing autism friendly shows for over 3 years of current films which would be of interest to this type of audience. Evidently 'Living the La Vida Legra' is not a cinema goer as he would know this. Also this won't be live from the National Theatre as the this was broadcasted LIVE from the National Theatre in the summer of 2012. So this will be a recorded version of that broadcast which will be shown like all other films from a server on a digital projector. I do think showing Autism friendly shows is important but this article is just an advert for Empire Cinemas.[/p][/quote]Oh! Ok Living the La Vida Legra
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