Autism Society and AMC host sensory-friendly showings of Nanny McPhee Returns Saturday
AMC movie auditoriums and the Autism Society are hosting sensory-friendly showings of Emma Thompson's return escapade to riotous, magical nanny land, Nanny McPhee Returns. While we could go on and on about how lovelyand hystericalMs. Thompson was during our one-on-one interview and how much kids loved the film, we'll just give you the details about this seriously applaudable string of showings going on this Saturday, just for families who have kids on the autistic spectrum.
This Saturday, Sept. 4, AMC is ditching its "silence is golden" motto and making its theaters a more inviting, comfortable atmosphere for kids with autism or special needs. Lights will be only partially dimmed, sound will be turned down, and families are invited to bring their own snacks. Additionally, kids can get up and walk around during the movie, talk, sing, shout, anything. No previews or ads will be shown before the film starts either.
Tickets are $4$6 and can be purchased the day of at any of these 124 participating AMC locations. Chicagoland locations are below:
MC South Barrington 30, 175 Studio Dr, South Barrington
AMC Northbrook 14, 1525 Lake Cook Rd, Northbrook
AMC Cantera 30, 28250 Diehl Rd, Warrenville
AMC Showplace Galewood 14, 5530 W Homer St
AMC Showplace Naperville 16, 2815 Show Place Dr, Naperville
AMC Village Crossing 18, 7000 Carpenter Rd, Skokie
AMC Showplace Niles 12, 301 Golf Mill Center, Niles
AMC Lake in the Hills 12, 311 North Randall Road, Lake in the Hills
We're not sure about you, but after hearing that AMC provides this phenomenal service to families with kids on the autistic spectrum, we've got a new favorite movie-theater chain.