Access Film Club

GFT, together with Scottish Autism is delighted to provide Access Film Club, which includes a film screening and post-film chat in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Why is Access Film Club important?

Access Film Club is a popular and inclusive film event that happens at the Glasgow Film Theatre. 

Access Film Club is designed to engage with people aged 15+ who welcome a relaxed cinema environment.  For people who have autism, Asperger Syndrome, learning disabilities and/or difficulties in processing information, a relaxed environment is the best way to enjoy a film.

Every month a film is chosen in collaboration with Scottish Autism. 

Every club always has a mixture of people and ages coming along. The club is not exclusive and it is important that everybody feels welcome to attend. At the GFT, we celebrate diversity and we want to make sure that people who enjoy the style of a relaxed film screening can find that with us. 

Watch a group of S6 pupils from Duncanrig High School talk about why Access Film Club matters to them.

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What can I expect at Access Film Club?

Access Film Club takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.  

We run the club in our comfortable Cinema 3 space which seats 60 people or 57 people if we have 2 wheelchair users attending.

The event starts at 6pm and usually lasts 2 hours.

There are no trailers at the beginning of the film. The film starts straight after the introduction.

The cinema lights are on as you enter the screen and then during the film the lights are dimmed to a low level. 

The sound levels are slightly turned down

People can sit where they feel most comfortable.

Straight after the film finishes the lights are made brighter and we have a short post film chat. This chat is led by a representative from Scottish Autism and GFT.

A ticket costs £5.50 per person. 

If you have a CEA card please show this card when buy your ticket at the box office and gain a free ticket for someone you wish to accompany you.

When is Access Film Club different?

Periodically we run special events at Access Film Club. 

This will always have a film screening as part of it but may also include an invited guest speaker and/or another arts event at the end.

Take a look at this video from one of our Access Film Club Special Event with Rory Hoy 

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If you have any questions about Access Film Club or have any suggestions for special film events please contact Jodie Wilkinson, Public Engagement Coordinator on jodie.wilkinson@glasgowfilm.org or 0141 352 8608.

If you would like specialist advice on autism please visit www.scottishautism.org/ and/or contact Scottish Autism on advice@scottishautism.org.

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