Autism-friendly screening: Harry Potter

If only we lived in England! Among all the buzz I heard this weekend about the new Harry Potter book I happened to catch wind of a theatre in Nottingham featuring a special autism-friendly screening.

“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” will air in a special “autism-friendly” setting at Broadway Cinema in Nottingham today at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Prince of Wales Arts & Kids Foundation, the film will be shown at a lower volume and with the lights turned on in the theatre during the movie. Broadway Cinema assures guests that they can move around and make noise during the show without being reprimanded.

If special screenings like this go on in the U.S., I’d love to hear about them.


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  1. Patricia Wright Says:

    Jackie – thank you for your comment. It is always interesting to hear from our international readers.

    I have never had the pleasure of traveling or working in the Phillipines. I do know of two support organizations within your country. I do not know if they are near to your home.
    Autism Pinoy:
    Autism Society of Philippines:

    The Autism Society of America also hosted an autism confrence in the Phillippines in 2007 ( It would be great to think that this conference was able to bring people together and increase knowledge and understanding.

  2. jackie Says:

    hi… Iam a mother of a 12 year old autistic girl.. and we are in the Philippines.. help and services for the special children here in our country is almost 0… maybe someday assistance will come by the help of God… thanks..

  3. Beth Finke Says:

    Anyone hear of any similar “autism friendly” screenings in the US? Just curious…

  4. cynthia greene Says:

    I think that is so wonderful that they took the time out so they could enjoy the movie.

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