Theatres in Clifton, Elizabeth, Freehold, New Brunswick, Rockaway and Wayne
will show the hit movie on Saturday, March 10
AMC Theatres and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disorders, such as Tourette Syndrome, a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe, accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.
After successful turnouts in 2011 and the first part of 2012, the program once again will be coming to New Jersey, on Saturday, March 10, when six AMC Theatres around the state will show Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” at 10 a.m. The tickets will be priced between $4 and $6, and can be purchased on the day of the event.
To provide a more accepting and comfortable setting, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down; families can bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks; and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Attendees also are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. In other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned.
The New Jersey locations for this event are:
AMC Clifton Commons 16 – 405 Route 3, Clifton, NJ 07014-1911, 973-614-0966
AMC Jersey Gardens 20 – 651 Kapowski Road, Elizabeth, NJ 07201, 908-289-1855
AMC Loews Freehold Metroplex 14 – 101 Trotters Way, Freehold, NJ 07728, 732-294-7761
AMC New Brunswick 18 – 17 U.S. Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, 732-846-2275
AMC Rockaway 16 – 363 Mount Hope Ave., Rockaway, NJ 07866, 973-328-4255
AMC Wayne 14 – 67 Willowbrook Blvd., Wayne, NJ 07470, 973-890-0508
For more information, please visit www.amctheatres.com/sff.
“The Lorax” also will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the AMC Bridgewater Commons as part of The Special Care Planning Team at Emerald Financial’s “Lights Up, Sound Down” movie series. The first 40 tickets requested will be given out for FREE. Once that allotment is exhausted, all tickets will cost $5.
“Lights Up, Sound Down” gives families with children who have special needs the opportunity to enjoy their favorite movies in a comfortable, sensory-friendly setting with the lights turned up and the volume down in the auditorium. To register, please call 908-252-2395 or e-mail EmeraldSNT@financialguide.com.
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New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.
Collaborative partnerships for the TS community.