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The Putnam GIANT Screen Theater will premiere the first sensory-friendly film experience in a Quad Cities on March 11 at 1:45p.m., with the film Wild Africa.
What is sensory-friendly? It’s a movie modified to be “friendlier” to the senses that affect those with disabilities. Changes to the environment and film experience include: dimmed but not turned off theater lights, lower volume, all movies in 2D, little to no trailers before the movie and handicapped access to theater.
Guests of all ages have the freedom to move around and make noise during the show, as well as bring in outside food and drink to suit their dietary needs!
A designated “chill out zone” is available outside of the theater featuring therapy dogs from the Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network to provide comfort for those attending.
ALL ticket prices will be $5 per person using promo code ASQC at checkout. Tickets are available HERE.
This ticket gives patrons access to the film in the theater as well as “chill out zones” if any patron feels the need to leave the theater and calm down in a quiet area.
On April 8 at 1:45p.m., a sensory-friendly version of Dream Big will premiere and additional showings will be announced at a later date.
Sensory-friendly films at the Putnam are proudly sponsored by the Autism Society of the Quad Cities. The Autism Society of America, the national chapter, aided in suggesting the guidelines set in place for the theater showings.
For more information on autism sensory friendly film showings on the GIANT screen, visit call 563-324-1933.