AMC Theatres and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy films in a safe environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program. Movie titles include Epic 2-D, Monsters University, and Despicable Me 2.
The auditoriums dedicated to the program have its lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. Families will be able to bring in their own safe or special dietary snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie.
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.
AMC Theatres now offers the program at many locations nationwide. These include metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and many more. To see if there are such movie houses in your area, check AMC’s website for a complete list of nationwide theatres at: