Ant-Man and The Wasp are Sensory Friendly 2x This Week at AMC

Last updated on July 15th, 2018 at 07:24 pm

AMC Entertainment (AMC) has expanded their Sensory Friendly Films program in partnership with the Autism Society. This Tuesday evening and Saturday morning, families affected by autism or other special needs have the opportunity to view a sensory friendly screening of Ant-Man and The Wasp, a film that may appeal to both older and younger audiences on the autism spectrum.

As always, the movie auditoriums will have their lights turned up and the sound turned down. Families will be able to bring in snacks to match their child’s dietary needs (i.e. gluten-free, casein-free, etc.), there are no advertisements or previews before the movie and it’s totally acceptable to get up and dance, walk, shout, talk to each other…and even sing – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced during movie screenings unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Does it make a difference? Absolutely! Imagine …no need to shhhhh your child. No angry stares from other movie goers. Many parents think twice before bringing a child to a movie theater. Add to that your child’s special needs and it can easily become cause for parental panic. But on this one day a month, for this one screening, everyone is there to relax and have a good time, everyone expects to be surrounded by kids – with and without special needs – and the movie theater policy becomes “Tolerance is Golden“.

AMC and the Autism Society will be showing Ant-Man and The Wasp as a sensory friendly feature film tomorrow, Tuesday, July 10th at 7pm and Saturday, July 14th at 10am (local time). Tickets can be as low as $4 to $6 depending on the location. To find a theatre near you, here is a list of AMC theatres nationwide participating in this fabulous program (note: to access full list, please scroll to the bottom of the page).

Still to Come in JulyMama Mia! Here We Go Again (Tues. 7/24);  Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Sat. 7/28)


Editor’s note:  Although Ant-Man and the Wasp has been chosen by AMC and the Autism Society for a Sensory Friendly screening, parents should be advised that it is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for some sci-fi action violence.  As always, please check the IMDB Parents Guide for a more detailed description of this film to determine if it is right for you and your family.

About the Author

Stefanie Zucker is President and co-founder of Pediatric Medical and Managing Director and co-founder of Axios Partners, a strategy consulting firm. After a number of years spent researching the safety issues associated with transporting children on ambulances she became a child health safety advocate and formed Pediatric Safety with a goal of creating a world-wide movement of parents and caregivers inspired to protect the health and safety of kids.Stefanie is a member of the PedSafe Team


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