Children with autism, sensory disorders or other special needs and their families are invited to “sensory sensitive” showings of first-run movies at the Warren Theatre this fall.
Bob Nooe, a counselor at Greiffenstein Alternative Elementary School in Wichita, announced the new lineup of movie dates and times last week. All shows are on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. at the west Warren Theatre, 9150 W. 21st St. Normal ticket prices apply.
▪ Sept. 26: “Hotel Transylvania 2”
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▪ Oct. 10: “Pan”
▪ Nov. 7: “The Peanuts Movie 2”
▪ Dec. 5: “The Good Dinosaur”
During the sensory sensitive screenings, which began in 2012, theater officials turn the house lights up a little more than usual and turn the sound down. Movies are shown in auditoriums with sloped aisles rather than stairs, so audience members can move around, talk, dance or sing.
The city’s first sensory friendly movie screening drew about 450 people, said Nooe, who helped organize the event, and the shows continue to be popular.