Evansville movie theater offers sensory movie times
Today I learned that AMC on the west side of Evansville has special movie times just for people with special sensory needs. I have friends who have children who don’t like to be stimulated too much, and they would really like that!
AMC has partnered with the Autism Society to make sensory films a reality. During the movie, they lower the volume and keep the lights on. They also allow theatergoers to get up and walk around, dance, sing, or whatever makes the movie more enjoyable for them!
The program takes place on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month and on Wednesday evenings they offer a more mature sensory film.
Currently, the three films screened in the sensory setting are:
I think it’s such a cool way to make movies an enjoyable experience for everyone. I think when we can make things more inclusive and welcoming, everyone wins. I like how well thought out this program is, and I think it’s great that it’s offered here in Evansville. I have so many friends who would really benefit from something like this. A place where their children can also go to see movies, but with their needs met and in a way that they can dance, sing and walk around without judgement. It really is a win for everyone.
Here is what CMA website says about the sensory film program:
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie screenings where we turn the lights on and turn the sound down, so you can stand up, dance, walk, scream or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family) and Wednesday evenings (informed public) of each month. Please check your local theater listings for specific times and don’t forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.
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