Autism-friendly film for national charity

An autism-friendly screening of a children's film will take place at a Berwick theatre as part of a national charity day.

Sunday, 20th March 2016, 14:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 16:38 pm

Kung Fu Panda 3 will air at Berwick Maltings’ cinema on Saturday, April 2, at 11am, for Autism Awareness Day.

A more sympathetic sensory experience will allow people on the autism spectrum, their families and carers to be comfortable and feel fully included in the experience of a trip to the cinema.

This includes reduced sound levels, increased lighting, advert and trailer-free content, disabled access and the freedom to move around and make noise.

Additionally, patrons can use the venue’s Stage Door Bar as a ‘chill-out space’ if they need a break during the film, and bring their own food, particularly if they are on a special diet.

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The venue hopes that if attendance is good, these screenings will be able to happen more regularly.

On the day of the showing, audience members are free to enter the Main House Theatre, located on floors -2 and -3 at The Maltings, from 10.30am onwards.

General admission ticket prices are £7.75, £6.75 concs, child £4.75 (16 and under) and free for babies two and under.

Tickets can be booked at www.maltingsberwick.co.uk/events/cinema or on 01289 330999.