Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sensory Friendly Movie Screenings – lights up, sound down

Great news for Canadian parents with sensory children. Cineplex in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada have launched “Sensory Friendly Screenings”. This provides families the opportunity to see new releases in theatres with increased lighting, lower volume, less crowds and a designated calm zone – all at a discount!

These screenings will take place approximately every 4-6 weeks on Saturday mornings at 10:30AM. Ticket price is the child admission price for any guests attending these screenings.

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Take a look at the Cineplex website for further details on which locations are offering this service, movies to watch and more.

If you are reading this, take the time to spread the word to the families in your network. Ask them to provide both Cineplex and Autism Speaks Canada feedback on this program so that it will be here to stay for a very long time and increase in scope so that one day it will be a standard offering at all cinemas worldwide!!! Now wouldn’t that be great.