AMC Theaters Screening Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Autism & Special Needs Families

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AMC theaters has a special program called "Sensory Friendly Films," and the record-setting Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the latest film being screened in these special presentations. The movies are screened in a partnership with the Autism Society, meant to be more friendly to families with autism and other special needs in their group.

At the Sensory Friendly showings, AMC "turns the lights up, turns the sound down," and encourages guests stand up, move around, and even shout and sing and speak along with the films.

The movies are presented all across the country, on the second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday of each month. Two showings of The Force Awakens aired in this manner at the end of December, with two more planned for this week.

You can get tickets for Saturday January 9, 2016 at 10am, or Tuesday January 12 at 7pm for the Sensory Friendly showings. Keep an eye on AMC's Sensory Friendly homepage for more on when upcoming showings are presented and a full list of participating theaters.