December 3rd Sensory Friendly Film: The Muppets

Once a month, AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities ”Sensory Friendly Movie Screenings“ – a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite “family-friendly” films in a safe and accepting environment.

The movie auditoriums will have their lights turned up and the sound turned down. Families will be able to bring in snacks to match their child’s dietary needs (i.e. gluten-free, casein-free, etc.), there are no advertisements or previews before the movie and it’s totally acceptable to get up and dance, walk, shout, talk to each other…and even sing – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced during movie screenings unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

To quote once again our Special Needs Parenting Expert Rosie Reeves: “It can be challenging enough to bring a child to a movie theater – they are dark, the sound is very loud, there are tempting stairs and rails and they are expected to sit still and stay quiet. When a child has special needs all these elements and many others can prove too daunting to even attempt such an outing. And yet getting out, being with the community and sharing in an experience with an audience can be invaluable for just such children – and their caregivers, too”.

On December 3rd at 10am local time, “The Muppets” will be screened as part of the “Sensory Friendly Movie Screenings” program. Tickets are $4 to $6 depending on the location. To find a theatre near you, here is a list of AMC theatres nationwide participating in this fabulous program.

Coming January 7th: The Adventures of Tin Tin


Editor’s note: The Muppets is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America. Please check the IMDB Parent’s Guide for a more detailed description of The Muppets to determine if it is right for you and your child.

About the Author

Stefanie Zucker is President and co-founder of Pediatric Medical and Managing Director and co-founder of Axios Partners, a strategy consulting firm. After a number of years spent researching the safety issues associated with transporting children on ambulances she became a child health safety advocate and formed Pediatric Safety with a goal of creating a world-wide movement of parents and caregivers inspired to protect the health and safety of kids. Stefanie is a member of the PedSafe Team


6 Responses to “December 3rd Sensory Friendly Film: The Muppets”

  1. Angelia Sims says:

    My step-daughters saw this with their mom and LOVED it. Every person I know has raved about it.

    I hope the program adores it as much. It’s a great thing to do with the kids.

    • Stefanie Zucker sazucker says:

      I think so too. I have a friend who took her kids to one of the sensory friendly films and loved it! She said it was the first movie where she didn’t spend half the time “shushing” them 🙂

  2. BEST. MOVIE. EVER. I took my kids to see it then I went back to see it alone lol.

  3. Claire says:

    Id would agree with that last comment, it is amazing, I didnt need to explain anything and they were silent from start to finish!

  4. Stefanie Zucker Stefanie Zucker says:

    The next one is January 7th…it’s the Adventure of Tintin.

    Hope you and your kids have fun! Happy New Year!!

  5. Joana says:

    I will try to share this one to my nephew. I think this one is so funny to watch. This coming New Years Eve. I will put it in our list for the movie marathon that we will do. Thanks for sharing this one.

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