AMC Theaters Offers Sensory Friendly Films
My son’s autism comes with some challenges and one of them includes a sensory issue with sounds. He doesn’t like very loud sounds it bothers him a lot. One of the things I assumed we would have to skip with him was going to the movies. Imagine how ecstatic I was to learn that AMC Movie Theaters were offering sensory friendly showings for families of children with special needs.
About the program:
The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and 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!
The idea for the program began with a request from a parent with an autistic child for a special screening at AMC Columbia Mall 14 in Columbia, MD. More than 300 children and parents attended the first screening.
We are thrilled to now offer the program at many locations nationwide — please see below for a complete list of participating theatres. As a leading theatrical exhibition company, we are so proud to be making a difference in the estimated 1.5 million Americans living with an autism spectrum disorder by offering families a chance to see a movie together — often for the very first time.
Participating Locations in Baltimore:
For a full list of participating theaters visit the AMC website to see if there is one near you. It’s already May so you missed some of the showings but you can see what’s up for the rest of the year below. They have some great options.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 –TOMORROWLAND
Saturday, June 27, 2015 – INSIDE OUT
Saturday, July 18, 2015 – MINIONS
Saturday, Aug, 2015 – TBD
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 – HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – THE JUNGLE BOOK
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 – THE PEANUTS MOVIE
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 – THE GOOD DINOSAUR
All shows are at 10:00 am local time. Dates and films are subject to change.