Relaxed Screenings

Relaxed film screenings at Storyhouse are for anyone who would welcome watching a film in a more relaxed environment. They have been designed to be friendlier to people with cognitive & sensory disorders, autism spectrum conditions, or dementia. The screenings are open to all, even if you don’t need the adjustments we make for these screenings.

In relaxed screenings we keep the cinema lights on low and adjust the volume of the film so that it is not as loud as usual. You are free to move around, and leave and re-enter the cinema when you like.  There will be a more relaxed attitude towards noise and talking during the screening.

We hold a special relaxed screenings of family friendly films the last Sunday of every month in our cinema at 11am. We also offer the opportunity to watch some of our new release feature films in a relaxed environment.

We also programme Parent & Baby screenings, which take place every Wednesday at 11am (except during half-term) for parents with babies under 12 months. These screenings also offer a relaxed environment for people who would benefit from that atmosphere.

Upcoming Relaxed screenings

Please Note: for relaxed screenings, there will be no trailers or adverts – films will start at the advertised time

Caption Subtitles

Captioning is a service for hearing-impaired or deaf people.

We provide caption subtitled screenings of films when possible. These screenings have a transcription of the film’s dialogue in English along the bottom of the screen and a description of the sound in the film is also included in these captions.

Note that caption subtitling has to be produced by the film distribution company and that unfortunately not all films have this feature.

Upcoming Caption Subtitles screenings:

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