Leighton Buzzard Theatre is hosting two Relaxed Screenings for people on the autistic spectrum or who would benefit from a more relaxed cinema-going experience.
The first will be House of Magic at 2pm on Thursday (October 30), then at the same time on December 30, it will be showing much-loved Disney modern classic Sing-a-Long Frozen.
Councillor Ian Dalgarno, deputy executive member for Community Services, said: “While most people find going to the cinema a relaxing experience, for some it can be quite daunting. That’s why, at our Relaxed Screenings, the sound level is reduced and low lights are left on. Seating is unreserved, and it’s fine to make noise, move around or leave the cinema.
“We want to make our venues welcoming places for all residents and we hope that people will take advantage of these new Relaxed Screenings.”
House of Magic (U certificate) tells the story of stray cat Thunder, who stumbles across an old magician’s house full of amazing gizmos, and quickly needs to learn how to get along with the other animals there. When the magician has a car accident, the pets must join forces against an evil niece who tries to sell the house.
Tickets to both screenings at the Lake Street venue cost £5.45 for adults and £4.20 concessions, plus a £1 booking fee on each ticket. Groups of six people and above receive a ten per cent discount. To book, call the box office on 0300 300 8125 or visit www.leightonbuzzardlibrarytheatre.co.uk