Taking a child with a behavioral or developmental disability to the movies can be challenging. That is why the Philadelphia Film Society has created "Sensory Friendly Sundays" at the Roxy Theater. Despite any disabilities, parents and children alike can now enjoy the full moviegoing experience in a stress free environment specifically catered to them.
Sensitivity to light and sound are often associated with developmental disabilities, making going to the movies for some seemingly impossible. Yet, The film series offers “an inclusionary monthly film screening series...designed to create accessibility for individuals who may have a heightened sensitivity to the darkness, visual effects, or volume of a traditional movie theater experience." Customary social expectations are also relaxed, and gluten free snacks are provided.
The monthly screenings will feature a wide array of genres including international, award-winning, animated, and live action films. The 2013 movie "Antboy" is next to be part of the series and is scheduled to play at the Roxy Theater on Sunday, May 28. "Antboy" tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who is bitten by an ant and develops extraordinary powers. He and his friends create a secret identity called "Antboy" to battle a supervillain named "the Flea."
Tickets are $6.00 for PFS Members, $9.00 for adults, and a discounted rate of $1.00 for children. You can click here for more info.