Cinemas, autism and accessibility

As cinemas try to encourage visitors post-lockdown, it’s important they cater for movie-goers with autism, says Steve Scown

Peter Bradshaw is quite right that many people still love the “democracy and equality” of going to the cinema together (After the intermission: films are back in cinemas – but will the crowds return too?, 24 August). However, this only applies if screenings are actually accessible to all.

People with autism or other sensory issues can be put off trips to the cinema if the foyer environment and ticket-purchasing experience (including issues such as lighting) are too overwhelming and stressful, or if staff are [...]

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