In an Australian first, Hoyts Penrith will be showing ‘Sensory Friendly Screenings’ for local children with autism, after being approached by The Luke Priddis Foundation.
The Sensory Friendly Screenings will feature low lighting, no pre-show features and a reduced sound level, in order to be suitable for ASD families. In addition, children and their families will be welcome to move around the cinema throughout the movie and Hoyts staff will be specially trained in the lead up to the sessions.
The first Sensory Friendly Screening will take place at 10.30am on Sunday, September 15, showing ‘Smurfs 2′.
See the article from the Western Weekender via the link below:
Please get behind this event with the hope that it can go nation-wide! Please tell your friends and family if they have a child with autism in the Western Sydney area!