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Accessible Screenings UK website sees ‘soft’ launch

Accessible Screenings UK website sees ‘soft’ launch

Published on 05/07/2016 - 5.35pm
The new comprehensive listings site for accessible screenings at UK cinemas – appropriately named ‘Accessible Screenings UK’ – has this week seen its public ‘soft’ launch. The site, which will provide the first searchable listings service for those looking to attend subtitled, audio described and autism friendly screenings, is still very much in its development phase. The organisation behind it, the UK Cinema Association (link to www.cinemauk.org.uk), wanted however to make it available to users so that they could try it for themselves and feedback on its ease of use, and what improvements might be made before it goes fully ‘live’.
UK cinemas come out in support of World Autism Awareness Day 2016

UK cinemas come out in support of World Autism Awareness Day 2016

Published on 05/07/2016 - 5.42pm
Latest figures confirm that UK cinemas again provided strong support in marking World Autism Awareness Day in 2016. For the third consecutive year, a wide range of cinema sites programmed autism friendly screenings in recognition of the Day, which this year fell on Saturday 2 April. Encouraged by the UK Cinema Association to support the event across a two week period (27 March - 10 April), those cinemas involved put on over 1000 such screenings across 400 sites, with 9,100 admissions recorded to date. With numbers still coming in, it seems likely that this will represent further year on year growth.
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