Sensory Friendly Films = Delightful Support

Autism is a complex developmental disability affecting the functioning of the brain. It impacts the development of social interaction and communication skills. Autistic Spectrum Disorder children typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, play activities and SENSORY integration.

Though there is no single known cause or cure, it is treatable. Children do not “outgrow” autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention can lead to definitely improved outcomes. With the right support, people with autism can live full, healthy and meaningful lives.

In partnership with the Autism Society of America, AMC Theaters has shown their overwhelming support by presenting Sensory Friendly Films to families affected by autism on a monthly basis to select communities.

The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in an accepting environment.

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! All shows are at 10:00 am local time.

AMC offers the program at many locations nationwide — please click here for a complete list of participating theatres.

Upcoming Sensory-Friendly showings* include:

May 22 – Shrek 4

June 26 – Toy Story 3

July 17 – Despicable Me

August 7 – Cats & Dogs 2

September 25 – Guardians of Ga’Hoole

October 9 – The Zookeeper

*Dates and films are subject to change.

Thanks AMC!

5 responses

  1. JMZ mom

    Wow! THat is awesome – looks like there’s one at Downtown Disney – you could make a day of it!

    April 27, 2010 at 8:25 am

  2. That is SO COOL – a place where everyone can enjoy!

    April 27, 2010 at 11:19 am

  3. So wonderful for kids with Autism!

    April 27, 2010 at 1:42 pm

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