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Join us and other families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) for a FREE relaxed screening of “Kung Fu Panda 4!

The movie is rated PG in the UK; please visit for a parental guide.

Siblings without SEND and other family members are also welcome to join.

Guest will also receive free popcorn.

What makes it “SEND-Friendly”?

Manchester Parent Carer Forum (MPCF) is committed to making the event as welcoming and comfortable as possible. You can expect:

  • This event is exclusive to families and groups that are accompanying children and young people with additional needs and/or disabilities.
  • Peace of Mind – All MPCF staff and volunteers have lived experience of SEND so you can rest assured that there will be a level of empathy and understanding with any needs or quirks that may arise on the day. Please speak to a member of the team if you have a request to make for a better experience.
  • A Quieter Experience – The cinema will reduce the volume if needed and we can request for some lights to be kept on, ensuring that your visit will not be too overwhelming.
  • Alternative Access – Wheelchair and buggy users can enter the cinema via the level access door for those that wish to make use of it.
  • In Your Own Time – No need to rush and bustle. Whether you are coming late or have to leave early, it’s okay with us.

Important Notes:

  • You will remain responsible for your family’s safety and well-being during the cinema session. Please ensure that your children are supervised by a responsible adult at all times during the screening.
  • This session is part of Manchester’s SEND Community Offer. The cinema screening is exclusively for families of children and young people with SEND living in a ward/area covered by Manchester City Council.
  • Let us know if you wish to make table reservations for a post-movie bite-to-eat. This weekend, GRUB will have stallholders at their Food Fair downstairs from the cinema: enjoy amazing food from the likes of Beasty Baos, Osaka Local, Oscar’s Dogs, and Mary’s Cakery Makery. Please note that your ticket only covers table reservations; food and drink purchases will be at your own cost.
  • Use of the cinema is subject to GRUB/Cultplex’s terms and conditions. Please ensure that you’ve read the T&Cs before booking.

The new Manchester SEND Local Offer logo shows a well-designed lettering of 'LOCAL' in orange colour, with the L's sandwiching the word 'OFFER'.Acknowledgements:

Much thanks to the SEND Local Offer for making this possible.

We’d also like to thank GRUB for providing us with a wonderful cinema package that families can enjoy.

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This family event is part of Manchester’s SEND Community Offer.

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Below are some photos of the cinema and the post-movie hangout areas at GRUB:

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