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“Sensory Friendly” Movies for Kids With Autism

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For children on the autism spectrum, sometimes something as simple as going to a movie can be a multi-sensory overload. Now, thanks to select AMC theaters and Autism Society, first-run movies can be a “sensory friendly” experience.

What’s great is that the movie auditoriums bring the lights up and turn the sound down during the show. Families will be able to bring their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks into the theater, and there won’t be any overly-stimulating previews before the main event. And if your child has the urge get out of his seat, he can!  The audience can 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.

Upcoming Shows:

Saturday, August 27: Spy Kids 4

Saturday, October 1: Dolphin Tale

Saturday, November 5: Puss in Boots

Participating Theaters in Washington:

AMC Kent Station 14
426 Ramsay Way
Kent, WA 98032

AMC Woodinville 12
17640 Garden Way NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12
5721 Main Street Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98499

AMC Cascade Mall 16
200 Cascade Mall Drive
Burlington, WA 98233

AMC River Park Square 20
808 W Main Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

For more information, go to the website at http://www.autism-society.org.

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