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Friday, November 18, 2011

In Chicago - AMC Theaters bringing Sensory Friendly Films to families affected by autism on a monthly basis ( and other select communities) Nov 2011

In partnership with The Autism Society, we bring AMC Sensory Friendly Films to families affected by autism on a monthly basis to select communities.

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 click here 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.

November 5 - Puss in Boots

November 30 - Twilight - Breaking Dawn, Part 1*

December 3 - The Muppets

January 7 - The Adventures of Tin Tin

February 25 - The Secret World of Arrietty

March 10 - Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

April 7 - Pirates! Band of Misfits

*This screening begins at 7:00 pm in the following select markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington DC. Please visit the link above for participating theatres in these markets.

All shows are at 10:00 am local time.
Dates and films are subject to change.


IN Illinois; AMC Theaters

Galewood 14,
Hobart 12,
Lake in the Hills 12,
Michigan City 14,
Naperville 16,
Niles 12,
Northbrook Court 14,
Schererville 16,
South Barrington 30,
Village Crossing 18,
Yorktown 17.

For other U.S. Cities visit;

To request AMC Sensory Friendly Films in your market - email;
0411CommunityRelations@amctheatres.com<0411CommunityRelations @amctheatres.com>;

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