AMC Theatres partners with the Autism Society to provide monthly sensory-friendly screenings of kid's movies in an accepting, safe environment.
AMC Theatres collaborates with the Autism Society to provide sensory-friendly screenings of kid's movies in a safe environment each month. Theater lights are turned up and audience members are encouraged to get up, dance, walk around, shout, and sing.
This month, AMC Theatres throughout the New York metro area are showing Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, which opened Friday, March 2. Here are the sensory-friendly screenings happening at 10am this Saturday, March 10 in AMC Theatres throughout the New York metro area:
Upper West Side
AMC Loews 84th Street
AMC Loews Bay Terrace 6
AMC Loews Danbury 16
AMC Loews Nassau Metroplex 10
AMC Loews Stony Brook 17
AMC Loews Shore 8
Sensory Friendly Films provides a unique opportunity for families to enjoy films in a safe and accepting environment. Kids and parents in the audience are encouraged to get up, dance, sing, shout, and walk around during the screening. The program began with a request from a parent with a child with autism at AMC Columbia Mall 14 in Columbia, Maryland. More than 300 kids and their parents attended this first screening.
Now, the program is available at AMC locations thorughout the nation. To learn more about Sensory Friendly Films and to see the upcoming schedule of movies, visit www.amctheatres.com/sff.