Sensory Friendly Films

If the closest place wasnt too far away, I’d try and take J.  Then again, he is such a rules police that he might get more upset about kids getting up and talking than he would about normally being told  to be quiet.

From the Autism Society of America page:

Don’t miss the next Sensory Friendly Film!

Madagascar 2
November 8, 2008

10 a.m. local time

AMC Entertainment (AMC) and ASA have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Tickets are $4-6 depending on location and can be purchased on the day of the event.


Check the link above to see if this is coming to a theater near you.

If this isn’ coming near you, would you go if it did?

One comment on “Sensory Friendly Films

  1. Wow. Very interesting and a good question. I like the idea but I don’t think we would go. With a lot of ongoing work over the years M has become quite good at going to movies. We don’t do the gluten free anymore.

    I guess I can see how it would be helpful for families just working on movie skills.

    I also feel a bit odd when I think about it because as a community I don’t think my child or any other person’s autistic child needs to go to a different movie time. I expect we should have more tolerance as a whole for someone who might act a bit differently during a film. Hmmmm…..a very good idea for some. I suppose it would be a very personal choice.

    I could also see M telling the rules like your son. 😉

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