Cinema Exhibitors Associate (CEA) card

This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.

To apply for the card you will need submit proof to show that you meet one or more of the following criteria: 

  • Be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or 
  • Be in receipt of Attendance Allowance or be a registered blind person.


There is a small charge and you need to print an application form which can be found on the website:

 CEA Card (external website) 

Autism-friendly cinema screenings

A number of cinemas run regular autism-friendly film sessions. The films are shown with low-level lighting and reduced sound levels and the auditorium is opened before each showing to allow audiences time to familiarise themselves with the space before the start of the film.

The screenings are aimed at both children and adults on the autistic spectrum, along with their carers, families and/or friends, so it's fine for audiences to move around, make noise and take breaks during the film.

Please visit the cinema websites for further information: 

Junction: Autism-friendly screenings (external website)

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Paradise Place
DN14 5DL.

Tel: 01405 763652

Email: boxoffice@junctiongoole.co.uk

Cineworld: Autism-friendly screenings (external website)

Tel: (01482) 835011

Email: hull@cineworld.co.uk

Odeon: Autism-friendly screenings (external website)

Tel: 0871 224 4007

Vue: Autism-friendly screenings (external website)

Tel: 08712 240 240

Email: customerservices@vuemail.com

York City Screen: Autism-friendly screenings (external website)

Tel: 0871 902 5726

Email: cityscreenyork@picturehouses.co.uk

Audio-described screenings

Cinemas do offer special screenings for people with sight loss and visual impairment.

For selected films a narration track is available through special headphones. This fills the gaps in dialogue by describing what is happening on the screen. These are advertised on their websites. 

Please contact your local cinema (details above or online) to see what films they are offering.

Subtitled screenings

Cinemas also offer some films with subtitles to assist people with hearing loss. These are advertised on their websites.

Please contact your local cinema (details above or online) to see what films they are offering.

Wheelchair users

Most cinemas have facilities for people who use wheelchairs but please contact your local cinema (details above or online) to discuss your needs.