The Golden Soldiers on Saturday hosted a sensory friendly showing of the popular family movie Escape From Planet Earth for metro Atlanta children and adults with developmental disabilities. A sensory friendly movie is a movie shown without previews with the sound and lights dimmed to avoid agitating audience members with special needs. The audience can talk, shout, scream and run around the movie theater – forbidden behaviors in traditional movie showings. The event was held at NCG Cinemas in Acworth.
The Golden Soldiers has hosted movie events over the past three years at several metro Atlanta cinemas. Families with a member who has special needs must register to attend these low cost or free events. The events have been so successful at NCG Cinemas that cinema management is using “The Golden Soldiers” as a template for events at their other locations throughout the nation. NCG has three locations in Georgia – Acworth, Marietta and Sharpsburg/Peachtree City; eight locations in Michigan; one location in Indiana and one location in Tennessee.
“It is great to see how something as simple as a movie can mean so much, to so many,” said Lindsey Turner, President and Founder of The Golden Soldiers. “We are in the process of working out a partnership with Studio Movie Grill to bring our families more movie options.
“As a test run, we are inviting our families to register to attend the Sensory Friendly Movies in Roswell and Duluth on Feb. 23 at the 11 a.m. showings of Escape from Planet Earth. These showings are free for children with special needs and their siblings and $5 for adults.”
Please visit http://www.thegoldensoldiers.org/events/sensory-friendly-movies/ for more information.