The Edmond Town Hall Theater will be offering a special showing of the movie ‘The BFG’ (PG) on Saturday August 13 at 10 a.m. for audiences with sensory sensitivity. The movie will be free of charge, thanks to the sponsorship of Ingersoll Auto of Danbury who will also be sponsoring a free regular show at 7 p.m. that evening.
“The environment in the theater will be changed to accommodate those with sensory sensitivities. The lights will be on, the sound will be softer and audience members will be able to move around, talk, dance or sing during the movie,” said Anna Wiedemann, Vice Chairman of the Board of Managers. ”
Sensory friendly shows provide a more comfortable and accepting environment for those who are on the autism spectrum, making it possible for families to enjoy a movie out without concerns about disturbing other audience members. The concession stand will be open and gluten free and peanut free snacks will be available, but movie goers are welcome to bring appropriate snacks to suit their health needs.
“We’re delighted to offer an additional free show to members of the community who may find it difficult to attend our regularly sponsored free show,” said Todd Ingersoll, owner of Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, and a strong supporter of the Edmond Town Hall Theater. Visit edmondtownhall.org for more information.