I just read here that AMC Theaters and the Autism Society of America have teamed up to present “sensory friendly films” at theaters across the country. This week’s presentation is Alvin and the Chipmunks 2. Here’s what happens:
In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able 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 – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned.
Very cool. Assuming that our wheat-filled pretzels are allowed, I’d like to bring some headphones and give this a try at some point.