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Movies with ESP: Extra sensory protection

Can’t take the pounding Dolby Digital sound at movie theaters? Once a month, AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society sponsor Sensory Friendly Films at 88 participating theaters across the country.  It’s a chance for people who are sensitive to light and sound to watch first-run  films in a more accommodating theater environment. Planet 51 will be shown on Nov. 21. Most viewings are at 10 a.m. local time. Talking during the movie and walking around is allowed.  AMC theaters will turn the lights up, the sound down, and allow families to bring in their own snacks. Tickets are $4 to $6 and can be purchased on the day of the event. Up next: The Princess and the Frog, Dec. 12, and Alvin and the Chipmunks 2, Jan. 9. For a list of participating theaters, click here.  


November 19, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. What a great idea! Hope it is successful. I’m sure the sensory overload of most theaters is excruciating for many on the spectrum.

    Comment by Richard Finegan | November 23, 2009 | Reply

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