Autism-friendly school’s screening of The Iron Giant

During this screening, film low lights are left on inside the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack is reduced. It is fine for customers to move around, make a noise or take a break during the film if they need to.

Date: 18/05/2024 – 18/05/2024


The screening is part of TALES OF WISDOM AND WONDER, a season of films based on retellings of traditional tales from other cultures, especially for Primary school audiences. The programme aims to broaden children’s and young people’s cultural awareness, literacy skills and cineliteracy abilities. The screenings will be supplemented with teaching resource packs and pre-screening discussion led by cinema educators.

THE IRON GIANT (U) is an adventurous, comic book obsessed young boy meets the stuff of fantasy when rumours of a colossal robot turn out to be true. After bonding with the Iron Giant, young Hogarth Hughes makes it his mission to hide and protect the creature from the suspicious government agent that has just moved into town. The Iron Giant is a poignant tale about overcoming kneejerk reactions and learning to think positively about unfamiliarity, as well as about finding heroism in many forms.

Year: 1999 / Film length: 86 min + 20 min intro / Age: Y1, 2, 3 &4 KS1&2

Subjects: Literacy, Citizenship, History

Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN

Tickets £2.50 per child, accompanying adults free

To book please send an email to Elinor Walpole with the name of your school and how many adult and child places you require.

Picturehouse runs regular Autism-Friendly screenings of recent films for schools in
the week before half term and school holidays. Where there is more
interest Picturehouse is eager to consult with schools and set up a more frequent
screenings programme.

To register your interest in Autism-Friendly Schools’ screenings
please drop Picturehouse an email requesting to be added to the mailing list.

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