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Local Theaters Expanding Sensory-Friendly Movies Program for Those Who are Sensory Sensitive

While researching show times for Purple Rain, I came across something that I thought was really cool that’s offered here in Evansville.

I have a couple of friends whose children live with autism. When you talk about their kids are going through, one of the main symptoms of autism is sensory sensitivity. I would imagine going to the movies would be pretty much impossible if you have sensory sensitivity since the theaters tend to blow our minds with sights and sounds.

But, AMC Evansville 16 and AMC Showplace Mt Vernon 8 offer Sensory Friendly films for guests and families living with autism or other special needs.

According to

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to bring you unique movie showings where you can feel free to be you! We turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing!

We are now expanding our Sensory Friendly Film program to four showings per month.

  • The second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday.
  • Family-friendly movies will continue to show Saturdays, starting at 10am local time
  • We’ve added Tuesday showings at 7pm local time that may appeal to others on the autism spectrum.

How great is that?! Really, anyone who gets a little overwhelmed by the movie theater experience will enjoy the toned down version and there are several movies to choose from! Visit the website today to see what’s playing!

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