Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sensory Friendly Films from AMC and the Autism Society of America

The AMC Movie Theatre chain and the Autism Society of America have come together to offer families affected by autism a chance to see a monthly new release movie in a setting which is safe and less overwhelming. The call it Sensory Friendly Films. The light in the theatre will remain turned up and the volume of the film will be lowered. Families are encouraged to bring in their own snacks and viewers are welcome to move around the theatre, sing, dance or speak if they wish.

Tickets are $4-6 and can be purchased by calling a local, participating theatre the day of the showing.

Visit the website for dates and times of shows as well as locations of theatres. (The next showing is of The UP Movie and is June 13 at 10 AM.)

If you enjoy the program, wish there was a theatre closer to you or want to comment on the program there is a link to do so on their website.

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