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films for children with disabilities...

We are pleased to present, in our Cinema at The Old Waterworks, film shows for children with disabilities. These allow them the opportunity to experience a 'big screen' film show while allowing parents and carers to relax, safe in the knowledge that, if their children are a bit boisterous (or even want to leave halfway through!), it doesn't matter at all. The screenings are funded by the Council under their Short Breaks initiative and admission is free to children and parents/carers. Soft drinks are available for the children and tea/coffee for the adults (all at no cost) and parents/carers are welcome to bring their food and drink. There's ample parking: the entrance into the yard at The Old Waterworks is opposite the former Nelson pub on North Road, Southend SS0 7AB.

Our seasons run from September to March, excluding December, with films being shown on one Saturday each month. All films are either 'U' or 'PG' certificate. Classic cartoons are shown for half an hour before the films come on.

Important notice: We regret that our application for funding for 2024-2025 has been turned down. We will, however, consider submitting an application for 2025-2026. Please check back in May 2025.

For further information or to make a booking contact David Simpson at or on 01702 464733 / 07754 391163.

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