By: Susan Harris
Published: Jul 17, 2010
Autism Society of America launches sensory friendly films with AMC Theaters.
Sensory friendly films are part of a new program by AMC and Autism Society of America. AMC Theaters will provide the sensory friendly films setting for the Autism Society. Tickets are $4-6 to watch the films.
AMC Theaters will provide a more comfortable setting for this unique audience. The theater lighting will be brought up and the sound will be turned down. The families will be allowed to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie.
Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. 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.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. It affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees.
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