The Emoji Movie (autism friendly screening)

25 October 2017 4pm

£5 Family Film

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Certificate: U
Length: 86 min
Director: Anthony Leondis
Cast: Patrick Stewart, James Corden, T.J. Miller, Anna Faris

Firstsite is pleased to be screening The Emoji Movie in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment during the October half term.
The following adjustments will be made, which aim to reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming atmosphere:

  •  A relaxed environment where people understand the needs of children and families with autism
  • Auditorium lights kept at a low level
  • Sound played at a lower level
  • No trailers or additions are played before the film
  • Freedom to move around and sit where you like: you can choose where to sit when booking. However, our auditorium is large and we do not expect the screening to be full. Please feel free to move seats during the film.
  • Availability of a chill out zone close to the Auditorium
  • Free entry for carers with valid CEA card

As well as the above, the following optional additions are available:

  • You can download this Social Story, with details of your trip to see The Emoji Movie
  • Ear defenders at Front Desk (subject to availability)

Tickets for this screening can be booked at the top of this page, over the phone (01206 713 700) or in person by visiting Firstsite.

‘The Emoji Movie’ unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favourite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become ‘normal’ like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic ‘app-venture’ through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.

Watch the trailer