Access Film Club

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Access Film Club

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We are delighted to partner with The National Autistic Society Scotland to provide Access Film Club, which includes a film screening and post-film chat in a friendly and welcoming environment. Access Film Club takes place on the second Monday of the month at 6pm.
What can I expect from Access Film Club?
  • The cinema house lights are on before the event begins.

  • An introduction from the Access Film Club host.

  • No adverts or trailers (the film starts at 6.05pm after the introduction).

  • The sound levels are turned slightly down. 

  • The stair LED lights remain on throughout.

  • Post-film chat with the audience led by the Access Film Club host.

  • Tickets are £6.50*

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

We run the club in our comfortable Cinema 3 space which seats up to 60 people and includes two wheelchair accessible spaces. To book a wheelchair space please email

We also offer the use of a Calm Kit, which contains the following items: fidget cube, torch, stress balls, weighted shoulder wrap and migraine glasses. If you would like to use any of the items during the screening just let the usher know when you hand them your ticket. 

When you give your ticket to the usher they will offer you a Glow Stick for you to use if you need to get their attention during the screening because you need assistance. 

There is a Quiet Room available for anyone who wants to take time out of the screening for any reason or at any time. Please let the usher know if you would like to use the room. A member of staff will take you there. There is a Calm Kit and water in this space. 

Please read the GFT Visual Story which, using text and images, explains what to expect when you arrive at GFT and helps prepare you for your visit.

Why is Access Film Club important?

Access Film Club is a popular and inclusive film event that happens at Glasgow Film Theatre. Access Film Club is designed to engage with people aged 15+ who welcome a relaxed cinema environment. For autistic people, learning disabled people and neurodivergent people, a relaxed environment can be the ideal way to enjoy a film.  
Every event is a social night out. 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 GFT, we want to ensure that people who enjoy relaxed film screenings can find that with us.

The event features an introduction and post-film chat led by an autistic host who can offer autism interest information. In addition, we have volunteers with autism awareness training on hand to answer any questions. 

When is Access Film Club different? 

Periodically we run special events at Access Film Club. This will contain a film screening but may also include an invited guest speaker and/or another arts event at the end. 

If you have any questions about Access Film Club or have any suggestions for special film events please contact Nicola Scott, Public Engagement Coordinator
The National Autistic Society Scotland is the leading charity for autistic people and their families. It provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaigns for a better world for autistic people. To find out more about The National Autistic Society Scotland, autism and/or support services visit their website.

Thank you to Glasgow City Council Communities Fund and the Trustees of Jennie S Gordon Memorial Foundation for supporting this programme. 


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