Dates & Times

Sat 25 May 2024

Running time – 88 minutes

Seating: Unallocated - Theatre Style

Screenings of this film will be relaxed and designed for neurodiverse audiences.


The butterflies are preparing for their annual migration, and everyone is aflutter! But when young butterfly Patrick is told he must stay home as he’s not ready, he and his friends refuse to be grounded.

Despite having only one full-grown wing, Patrick and friends follow their dream of flying with (or rather just behind) the migration. The tenacious team encounters incredible wonders and plenty of challenges – but above all, they discover it’s not just the journey that matters, but what we learn along the way.

‘Montreal-made animated film Butterfly Tale is an absolute delight‘ – The Suburban

‘It is a tale of adventure, self-realisation, and heroism told with humour whose message is that our differences are less important than the bonds we share’ – Cineuropa

Director – Sophie Roy

Cast – Mena Massoud, Tatiana Maslany

Make every Saturday a family Film Club Day.

Come to ARC and take part in our exciting new Film Club. With your family, you can enjoy a fabulous introduction to the wonderful world of cinema.

Join us for our weekly screenings of films chosen for our family audiences. Then take part in craft-related play activities designed by the amazing Kitchen Zoo. Known for their joyful, energetic theatre for young audiences and families, and now for fun film-related activities for Film Club audiences at ARC.

Film Club is a nurturing and creative environment for families to make memories together. We are respectful that our young audiences engage and express themselves in activities in different ways, therefore, Film Club is a welcoming space, with films screened on a relaxed basis.

We can’t wait to welcome you to one of our weekly Film Club events, as part of this exciting new programme. So, bring your family along and join in the fun.

Suitable for all ages.

  • Seating accessibility information

    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

  • Relaxed screenings for autistic people, learning disabled people, and/ or those with access requirements

    The screening will have some adjustments to make it more comfortable for audiences who may be autistic, learning disabled and/or those with access requirements. Anyone is welcome to attend, so long as you are respectful towards audiences with a range of access requirements, including people who may need to make a bit of noise or movement during a film.

    During this relaxed screening:

    • There will be no ads or trailers
    • The lighting will be turned up a bit
    • The sound will be turned down a bit
    • There is a chill-out space available if you need to take a break
    • You are able to make noise or movement during the screening if you need to
    • The screening will not be full of people – there will be plenty of space in the cinema
    • There will be friendly staff or volunteers on hand to help with anything you might need
    • The film will be screened with captioned subtitles

    e screened with captioned subtitles

  • BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)


    In a flashback, a butterfly attempting to protect his family fights a large bird in midair. A bird tries to eat a caterpillar, who escapes in comic fashion before he is fully swallowed.

    Threat and horror

    There are scenes of very mild threat in which three villainous birds and other animals, such as a frog and a mouse, chase butterflies with the intention to eat them. A fierce tornado blows scared creatures around in circles. A mother butterfly goes missing after a storm. All threat has quick reassuring outcomes and is often accompanied by humour.


    Use of very mild bad language occurs such as ‘butt’, ‘jerk’, ‘freaking out’ and ‘damn’.


    A caterpillar develops a gentle crush on a butterfly and at one point dreams about her.

    Rude humour

    Moments of rude humour includes burping and a caterpillar who frequently needs to go to the toilet.


    References are made to the death of a butterfly’s father.