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Finding Nemo: Take Two

Finding Nemo: Take Two

After what happened last week, Angel finally got to see Finding Nemo at the AMC theater at Bay Plaza. He had a great time and for that I am pleased.

When the general manager of the theater told me, last week, that he is a ” firm beleiver in making things right,”  he was not kidding. The sensory- friendly 2D version of Finding Nemo was offered to families of autistic children for FREE today. We were also treated to free kiddie-sized bags of popcorn.

Once again, members from the Bronx chapter of the Autism Society came out and they made sure everyone was comfortable and ready to enjoy the show. They also gave each family a goodie bag as we were exiting the theater.

The availability of sensory-friendly movies are a God-send to families of children with special needs. It is one of the times when our children can be themselves in a judgement- free zone.

Kudos to the staff at the AMC Bay Plaza for making things right. I thank you. Angel thanks you and all the families who attended thank you.

Have you taken your child to the movies? Was it sensory-friendly? What was your experience? I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Miz Kp

 

 

 

Miz Kp
Written by Miz Kp

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    September 29, 2012

    Yay!! I’m happy for you and Angel and the rest of the kids!

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    September 29, 2012

    Wonderful showing. Also got a bunch of sound bits from the crowd. Kids were yelling, jumping, singing, crying, waving their hands, slapping their heads….one of them tried to steal my popcorn! It was ok, I told the lady everything was ok and smiled. Everyone was tolerant of each other. This is how we all should be around others because everyone is different.

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    September 30, 2012

    We have attended a couple of Sensory Friendly movies here in Indiana this summer. They have been wonderful experiences for our family. Even though my lil buddy fell asleep in my lap halfway through Madagascar 3, he had a great time. As a parent, it was so nice to be able to go to the movies without having to worry about interrupting the experience for others with the occasional squeals of joy, or the ever present worry of what might happen if the whole experience is too much to take in. Even though we have to drive an hour to get to the theater, we a eagerly anticipating the next outing.

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      October 01, 2012

      We are as well. Feels good to know that there is somewhere for our kids to go, have fun, and be themselves.

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    September 30, 2012

    It is great that you all got to see Nemo and efforts were made by all concerned to make amends. Thanks again for your advocacy.

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      October 01, 2012

      Yes, I am glad that the theater made things right. We had a good time.

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    October 01, 2012

    We have not taken our son to a movie in over two years. It is just too difficult. I’d love it if there was such a thing here in Ky.

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    October 04, 2012

    I’m so glad you all were finally able to see Finding Nemo again. That sounds like so much fun, especially without having to worry that people will shush your child. That’s the reason I rarely see movies anymore! I hope more people get to experience such an exciting event.

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