Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sensory Friendly Films at AMC Theatres

Sensory Friendly Films

AMC Theatres across the country have expanded a Sensory Friendly Films program in partnership with the Autism Society.  It's such a great idea!  The program started in one theatre when a parent of a child with autism requested a special screening in Columbia, MD and the theatre agreed to give it a try.  More than 300 children and parents showed up to the first screening and AMC decided to expand the program to many other theatres across the US!  "The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!" 
I LOVE IT!  There is a sensory friendly film once per month on a Saturday at 10AM.  "Journey 2: the Mysterious Island" will show at 10AM on Saturday, February 25th, and "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" will be on Saturday, March 10th.  You can find other scheduled films at the AMC Theatre website page http://www.amctheatres.com/sff/

AMCDon't forget the POPCORN!                           

Jen Dermody, OTR/L

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