What's happening in Relaxed & Captioned Screenings?

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:

Relaxed & Captioned Screenings
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Cinema Darkest Hour (PG)

2 hrs 5 | Gary Oldman shines as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s war-time political thriller.

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Cinema Ferdinand (U)

1 hr 46 | Charming animation about Ferdinand, a gentle bull with a big heart, who is mistaken for a fierce beast and taken from his home.

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Cinema Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (U)

1 hr 29 | Madcap adventure with the Heffley family, whose road trip to visit Grandma takes a detour to a nearby computer gamer convention.

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Cinema Darkest Hour (PG)

2 hrs 5 | Gary Oldman shines as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s war-time political thriller.

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Cinema Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)

1 hr 55 | Dark comedy from the director of In Bruges, with Frances McDormand out hunting justice.

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Cinema Ferdinand (U)

1 hr 46 | Charming animation about Ferdinand, a gentle bull with a big heart, who is mistaken for a fierce beast and taken from his home.

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Cinema Last Laugh (12A)

2 hrs 15 | Written by John Godber, Last Laugh follows the fortunes of a stand-up comic new to the circuit. Nick Figgis (The Secret Seven) stars.

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The Apartment (PG)

2 hrs 5 | Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine star in Billy Wilder’s Oscar winning-classic, about an office worker who uses his apartment to try to rise to the executive suite.

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Cinema The Post (12A)

1 hr 56 | Steven Spielberg’s directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in a gripping film about investigative journalists and government corruption.

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Appropriate Behaviour (15)

1 hr 25 | A young American-Iranian woman deals with her recent break-up and wrestles with her sexuality.

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Cinema Justice League (12A)

2 hrs | Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman and the rest of Justice League fight the latest threat to humanity.

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Our Little Sister (PG)

2 hrs 4 | In this beautiful Japanese drama, three young women invite their teenage half-sister into their coastal home after the death of their estranged father.

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