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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LEWISBURG, PA -- Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) continues its Sensory-Friendly Film Series Oct. 16 at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg. The free showing of “Shaun the Sheep” is part of ADMI’s community outreach and family support initiative.

Most film-goers can attest to the sensory assault of many of today’s films – loud music, vivid special effects, explosions, fast scene changes, and multiple dimensions. Imagine, then, the impact on a child with special needs who may be eager to experience the joy of seeing a movie on the big screen, but is unable to withstand the sensory overload.
ADMI and The Campus Theatre are happy to offer children with special developmental needs and their families a chance to experience the joy of seeing a movie on the big screen. The sensory-friendly film series:

  • provides a comfortable and accepting environment for those who want to get up, move around or make noise
  • features family friendly movies in 2D
  • begins on-time, with no previews or trailers
  • lowers the volume of music and special effects
  • provides low-level lighting, instead of total darkness
  • allows families to bring or purchase snacks

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. The movie will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. The screening is free for the entire family. Donations will be accepted by the theater to fund future screenings.
Those wishing to attend should notify Stephanie by emailing her at slzettlemoyer@geisinger.edu or by calling 570-522-9436. The Campus Theatre is located at 413 Market Street, Lewisburg.

For more information, visit www.GeisingerADMI.org, or follow the latest ADMI news and more on Twitter (@GeisingerADMI) and Facebook (ADMI on Facebook).

 

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