Sensory Friendly Showing of Films in select AMC theatres
Starting Saturday, January 8, 2011 (10:00 am), AMC Theatres® is bringing families affected by autism a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis.
This new program, called Sensory Friendly Films, acknowledges the sensory difficulties, such as hypersensitivity to light or sound, experienced by children with autism or other special needs.
It also acknowledges the difficulty that many find sitting still through most of the show. And of course, the trouble in recognizing social etiquette, such as not talking during the movie.
So now families can enjoy their favourite movies in a social environment that is not only accepting, but comfortable and inviting for children with autism or other special needs.
Participating AMC movie theatres will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. Families can bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie.
Not only that, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing - AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned.
Sound amazing or what! :-)
Tickets can even be purchased on the day of the event.
The first movie in this new program is Yogi Bear, and it will be shown on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at 10:00 am.
Participating theatres in Ontario:
Mississauga AMC Courtney Park 16 110 Courtney Park Drive East Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y3 905-362-1234 View Map
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