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Accessible Cinema Screenings

Two of Pembrokeshire’s cinemas the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven and Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard shows different special screenings of films for people with disabilities, learning difficulties and/or autism.

The cinema screenings shows relaxed screenings for young people and children with disabilities, learning difficulties and/or autism, subtitled screenings for the deaf and hard-of-hearing and dementia-friendly screenings of classic movies for the elderly people.

The Torch Theatre does relaxed screenings for children and young adults with autism and sensory difficulties.

The Torch Theatre and Theatr Gwaun also does subtitled screenings for the deaf and hard-of-hearing cinemagoers.

The Torch also does dementia-friendly screenings called Movies & Memories showing classic movies for elderly people living with dementia and memory loss.

Relaxed Cinema Screenings

The Torch Theatre and Theatr Gwaun are showing relaxed screenings are open to anyone who would benefit from a relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere including (but not limited to) people with an Autism Spectrum Condition; people with learning difficulties; people with sensory or communication difficulties; parents with young babies; and anyone who feels they would benefit from a more supportive and inclusive experience.

This experience is different to a normal trip to the cinema

  • Lights go low 
  • Volume turned down
  • No trailers and adverts
  • Unallocated seating for free movement
  • Bring your own food and drink

Relaxed Screenings at the Torch Theatre

Please note “The Lion King” (2019), “Sonic the Hedgehog”, “Encanto”, “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, “Sing 2”, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse”, “Thor: Love and Thunder”, “Black Adam”, “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical” (2022), “Avatar: The Way of Water”, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, “The Little Mermaid” (2023), “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”, “Ruby Gilman: Teenage Kraken”, “The Haunted Mansion” (2023), “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” will have sequences with flashing lights and strobe lightning or flickering lights patterns which may be unsuitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy or may affect people with other kinds of epilepsy.

Relaxed Screenings at Theatr Gwaun

Subtitled Cinema Screenings

Torch Theatre and Theatr Gwaun are showing films with subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing cinemagoers and making the deaf and hard of hearing cinemagoers’ trip to the cinema easy and accessible.

Subtitled Screenings at the Torch Theatre

Please note “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”, “Spider-Man: No Way Home”,  “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, “Jurassic World: Dominion”, “Elvis”, Thor: Love and Thunder”, “Black Adam”, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical” (2022), “Avatar: The Way of Water”, “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, “Babylon”, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, “Creed 3”, “Shazam!: Fury of the Gods”, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, “The Little Mermaid” (2023), “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”, “Fast X [Fast and Furious 10]”, “The Flash”, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”, “Ruby Gilman: Teenage Kraken”, “Oppenheimer”, “The Haunted Mansion” (2023), “Expend4bles [The Expendables 4]”, “The Creator, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” will have sequences with flashing lights and strobe lightning or flickering lights patterns which may be unsuitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy or may affect people with other kinds of epilepsy.

Subtitled Screenings at Theatr Gwaun

Please note “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” and  “Oppenheimer” will have sequences with flashing lights and strobe lightning or flickering lights patterns which may be unsuitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy or may affect people with other kinds of epilepsy.

Dementia Friendly Screenings at Theatr Gwaun

Theatr Gwuan in Fishguard is showing a dementria friendly screenings designed for people living with dementia.

This is a subtly-adapted, relaxed screenings designed for people with a range of conditions such as dementia, autism, learning disabilities etc, their friends and carers.

This shows differences compared to a cinema trip: 

  • Theatre lighting will be left on low
  • Lower film volume
  • Hearing Loop and headphones are available
  • There will be a comfort break interval during the screening
  • Free Tea/Coffee and a slice of cake or biscuits
  • No trailers, no adverts
  • The audience are free to move about during the screening
  • Patrons can sing along to songs in musical numbers

Volunteers trained by the Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to help the audience settle in and throughout the performance.

Movies & Memories

The Torch Theatre are showing the Movies & Memories screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons. The matinee screenings are designed to suit the needs for elderly people living with dementia and memory loss with their family, friends and carers.

The screenings will be set in a relaxed environment with lights stayed on and the sound is turned down with a special offer of tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes . Patrons can sing along to songs in musical numbers. There are no trailers and adverts. Patrons are free to move about during the screenings and there is a short interval during the screening with ice cream available to buy. The trained staff at The Torch will also be on hand to give the elderly people a very warm welcome.

On Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing its first screening of a Warner Bros. musical “Calamity Jane”.

On Tuesday 26th November 2019 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) musical “Singin in the Rain”.

On Tuesday 17th December 2019 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Paramount drama “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

On Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Metro Goldwyn Mayer [MGM] musical “The Wizard of Oz” (1939).

On Thursday 6th February 2020 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a 20th Century Fox [20th Century Studios] musical “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”.

On Thursday 5th March 2020 at 2:00pm and Thursday 21st March 2024 at 1:30pm the Movies & Memories is showing a 20th Century Fox [20th Century Studios] musical “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I” (1956).

On Thursday 18th November 2021 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a 20th Century Fox [20th Century Studios] musical “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.

On Tuesday 18th January 2022 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Metro Goldwyn Mayer [MGM] musical “Show Boat (1951)”. 

On Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Universal musical “Mamma Mia!”.

On Tuesday 19th April 2022 at 3:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Columbia musical “Oliver!”.

On Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Metro Goldwyn Mayer [MGM] musical “Guys and Dolls”.

On Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Metro Goldwyn Mayer/United Artists [MGM/UA] musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.

On Tuesday 12th July 2022 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Associated British Picture Corporation [ABPC] musical “Summer Holiday”.

On Tuesday 20th September 2022 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Metro Goldwyn Mayer [MGM] musical “High Society (1956)”.

On Tuesday 18th October 2022 at 1:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a 20th Century Fox [20th Century Studios] musical “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific”.

On Tuesday 8th November 2022 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Paramount romantic comedy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

On Tuesday 20th December 2022 the Movies & Memories is showing a Paramount musical “White Christmas” at 2:00pm.

On Thursday 19th January 2023 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Metro Goldwyn Mayer [MGM] musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. 

On Thursday 16th February 2023 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Warner Bros. romantic drama “Casablanca”.

On Thursday 23rd March 2023 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a 20th Century Fox [20th Century Studios] musical “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel”.

On Thursday 20th April 2023 at 1:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Warner Bros musical “My Fair Lady”.

On Thursday 18th May 2023 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Metro Goldwyn Mayer [MGM] musical “Jailhouse Rock”.

On Thursday 15th June 2023 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Walt Disney Pictures fantasy musical “Mary Poppins”.

On Thursday 20th July 2023 at 1:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a 20th Century Fox [20th Century Studios] musical “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music”.

On Thursday 28th September 2023 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Columbia musical “Annie” (1982).

On Thursday 19th October 2023 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Rank Organisation romantic drama “Brief Encounter”.

On Thursday 16th November 2023 at 1:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Columbia musical “Funny Girl”.

On Thursday 14th December 2023 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a 20th Century Fox [20th Century Studios] comedy drama “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947).

On Thursday 11th January 2024 at 2:00pm the Movies & Memories is showing a Paramount musical “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”.

On Thursday 8th February 2024 at 1:30pm the Movies & Memories is showing a 20th Century Fox [20th Century Studios] musical “West Side Story” (1961).

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