The Autism Society is proud to partner with AMC to bring you unique movie showings where you can feel free to be you! AMC turns the lights up, and turns the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing!
In 2007, AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society teamed up to offer the “Sensory Friendly Films” program as a special opportunity for individuals living with autism and others to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for individuals on the autism spectrum, the movie auditorium keeps their lights turned slightly up (dim lights will remain on) and the sound turned slightly down. Because some have strict, special dietary needs, families are permitted to bring their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks from home. Read more on the history of Sensory Friendly Films.
Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question. Being able to relax and enjoy quality family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise of movement is a wonderful experience. Many others, not on the autism spectrum, also enjoy Sensory Friendly Films – it’s a great opportunity for families to meet, siblings of children with autism to get to know other kids, and anyone to enjoy a movie in a climate of acceptance and understanding.
And AMC has now expanded their Sensory Friendly Film program to four showings per month.
- The second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday.
- Family-friendly movies will continue to show Saturdays, starting at 10am local time.
- They’ve added Tuesday showings at 7:00 p.m. local time that may appeal to others on the autism spectrum.
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For the best information about current and upcoming AMC Sensory Friendly Films as well as participating AMC Theatres, please visit the AMC website directly. You may contact local theater managers for other details about local showings or if you have any specific questions.
Participating AMC Theatres in the Greater New Orleans Area
AMC Elmwood Palace 20
1200 Elmwood Park Blvd
Harahan, LA 70123
Guest Services – (504) 733-2029
AMC Westbank Palance 16
1151 Manhattan Blvd
Harvey, LA 70058
Guest Services – (504) 263-2298
AMC Houma Palace 10
5737 W Park Ave
Houma, LA 70364
Guest Service – (985) 876-5759
AMC Baton Rouge 16
16040 Hatters Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Guest Services – (225) 753-2744