CEA Cinema Cards for Carers of Disabled Young People and Adults

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The Cinema Exhibitors Association (CEA) offers a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.

To apply for the card you will need submit proof to show that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Attendance Allowance (AA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Or hold:

  • Severely Sight Impaired Registration (formerly Registered Blind)
  • Sight Impaired Registration (formerly Partially Sighted)

If you are unable to find this correspondence, or do not meet the above criteria but believe that as a result of your disability you still need someone to accompany you to the cinema, please contact us.

Please note we do not accept Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance or being a Blue Badge holder as sole proof of eligibility.

The licence conditions placed on cinemas by local authorities generally require children under the age of 8 to be accompanied. For that reason, Cardholders must be 8 years of age or older.

You will also need to supply a passport-sized photo with your application to appear on the card. A processing fee of £6.00 is chargeable per card. This is to be sent along with the completed application

See the website for more details, including application forms and details of participating cinemas.

Who to contact

01244 526 016 01244 526 016
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Where to go

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