Children with autism and other disabilities will be able to go to the movies Saturday at the Palisades Center mall to see a “sensory friendly” film. The theater, part of AMC Entertainment, has teamed up with the Autism Society to offer monthly screenings in an environment designed for children who might otherwise not be able to go to the movies.
The movie auditorium will have its lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. In addition, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing.
The first sensory-friendly film to play at the Palisades Center will be How to Train Your Dragon, which will play at 10 a.m. April 10 at the theater in West Nyack.