Harlequin Film Club

Harlequin Film Club

Harlequin Film Club

 

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The Harlequin Film Club runs at the Harlequin Theatre & Cinema in Redhill approximately once a month.

The idea behind the film club is to provide a safe, welcoming and most importantly FUN autism-friendly environment where families can come and do something they enjoy.

Everyone is welcome, whatever their age or ability, and we really look forward to seeing lots of people there every month.

You can join the club now by e-mailing [email protected]

Meanwhile, here are the answers to some of the questions we’re asked most frequently…

Where is the Harlequin Theatre?

The Harlequin Theatre & Cinema is easily found in the centre of Redhill town centre. Full details of how to find it are given here: http://www.harlequintheatre.co.uk/your-visit/getting-here/ 

What is an Autism Friendly Screening?
At a Harlequin autism-friendly screening there are no adverts or trailers;
the lights are kept higher and the volume is kept lower. You can bring your own food, make a noise and move around the cinema freely within reason during the film. There is no allocated seating and for every autistic person who comes along, one parent or carer can get in absolutely free by completing the Essential Companion Scheme form which can be found here: http://www.harlequintheatre.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/

What are the Guidelines for the Club?

  • Children & vulnerable adults attending the club must be supervised by their designated carer at all times

  • Audience members are not permitted to touch the cinema screen at any time

  • We have a fully equipped sensory area available to all club members, donated by local charity Autism All Stars. It includes a black-out sensory den, various toys and fidgets, colouring pages and single-use ear plugs which are all free of charge

  • Any children or vulnerable adults considered to be causing a disturbance will be asked to leave the screening and visit the sensory room until they are able to re-join the performance calmly. This includes running around the theatre, touching the screen, making excessive amounts of noise and harassing other audience members

  • A relaxed performance is an opportunity for autistic children & vulnerable adults to learn what is expected of them at a theatre or cinema performance. Carers are asked to respect the experience of other audience members and ensure adequate supervision to avoid disruption to the performance

  • As with all theatre and cinema showings, relaxed performances are not suitable for very young children

How Often Does the Club Run?
The club runs approximately once a month and club members will be advised of showings in advance via e-mail.

 Which Films will be Shown?
All films will be from the current Family Films catalogue being shown at the Harlequin at the time. We usually know which film is coming up between one to two weeks in advance and will let you know as soon as we do – check the Events section of the website for details.

How Does the Club Work?

We have TWENTY FREE TICKETS to give away to our members every month – UP TO A MAXIMUM OF FOUR FREE TICKETS PER FAMILY.

CHECK OUT THE LATEST SHOWING HERE: THIS MONTH’S FILM

If you’d like to apply for some, just complete the form below, STATING HOW MANY CHILD TICKETS AND HOW MANY ADULT TICKETS YOU’D LIKE, send it off and we’ll let you know if you’re one of the lucky ones this month. If you are, we’ll let you know a few days before the showing and you’ll need to attend AT LEAST FIFTEEN MINUTES BEFORE THE FILM STARTS to collect your tickets from the Box Office in the foyer, then just hand them in as normal.

If you don’t win tickets, you can still come along and see the film. Tickets for the showings are usually £3.50 per child.

**PLEASE STATE HOW MANY CHILD TICKETS AND HOW MANY ADULT TICKETS YOU’D LIKE IN THE ‘FILM CLUB REQUEST’ BOX**

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Film Club Request

**PLEASE STATE HOW MANY CHILD TICKETS AND HOW MANY ADULT TICKETS YOU’D LIKE IN THE ‘FILM CLUB REQUEST’ BOX**

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