A FREE event for residents with additional needs has launched in Yate. 

Relaxed Cinema at Armadillo Youth Café is a free event for customers with additional needs such as people living with dementia, autism, or other neurodivergent people, along with their personal assistants, friends, or family.

On Monday, December 11, Yate Town Council opened new accessible services, for people with dementia and neurodiverse characteristics.

Customers are welcome to move around the cinema, to exit and enter the cinema as they please, to talk and make noise, to make use of our separate quiet space, and the team will be available to support customers with any questions or concerns.

Performances will be audio described and captioned, lights will be on and low, and sound will be reduced.

The Armadillo is an accessible building with lift access and blue badge parking nearby.

Chair of Yate Town Council, Councillor Chery Kirby said: “This is a fantastic new service to offer our community!

"So many people enjoy the cinema but find the environment unsuitable for their needs.

"Yate Ageing Better Health and Wellbeing, is committed to making our community accessible, inclusive, and most importantly, fun for all!”

Opening at 1pm for 1.30pm cinema start, you can join Yate Town Council for future performances on January 8, February 26, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22 and May 13.