As part of Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute’s (ADMI) Community Outreach and Family Support initiative, ADMI and The Campus Theatre are happy to offer children with special developmental needs and their families a chance to experience the joy of seeing a movie on the big screen. “Many people in our area with special needs family members have never had the experience of going to the movie theatre,” says Jessica Paquin, Director of Outreach and Fundraising at the Campus Theatre. “This is a great way to facilitate those with disabilities and special needs to participate in an activity with friends and family in a great place and a supportive environment.”
The Sensory-Friendly Film Screenings are different than the usual film experience. Paquin describes the event in detail: “We keep the lights up a little more so that the people are not in complete darkness. Everyone is allowed to get up and move around throughout the movie. We keep the volume lower so it does not become overpowering during action scenes and we also allow people with dietary restrictions to bring in their own snacks. This makes the environment more comforting for those that might find the movie going experience too overwhelming.”
This will be the seventh Sensory-Friendly Screening shown at the Campus Theatre. “The need for these events is evident,” says Paquin. “We get so many families out for these and it is not limited to just children. This is a great opportunity for special needs adults to come out and enjoy a movie as well.” And the event is for everyone, not just special needs families. “We have had several families utilize the Sensory-Friendly atmosphere for smaller children to experience the movie theatre for the first time. It is great to see people of all ages experience the theatre in such a beautiful place with a warm, caring, and understanding atmosphere. We are so grateful to Gesinger ADMI for making this event possible.”
This event is FREE. Please RSVP or find out more by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 522-6281.
Doors open at 1:30pm. Seating is limited so patrons are encouraged to arrive early.
Event: THE LEGO MOVIE (PG)
Date: Sunday, February 15th
Time: 2:00pm – Doors open at 1:30pm. Seating is limited so please arrive early!
Place: Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., Lewisburg, PA
Contact: Showtimes – 570-577-FILM ~ Office: 570-577-7900