Sensory Friendly Movies Now Available in the Tall City

MIDLAND, Texas (Local 2/Fox 24) - Cinergy of Midland hosted their first "Sensory Friendly Screening" on Saturday to accommodate families with small children, and children with special needs.

To create a relaxed and comfortable environment, the experience includes adjusted lighting and sound. The lights stay on throughout the movie, and it plays at a much quieter volume than any other movie experience.

"We bring the lights back up so it's not so dark so it's not such a scary environment, we turn the volume way down so it's not so intimidating for them," Cinergy Sales Manager Amanda Hyatt said.

A local behavioral therapist tells us the experience is a great opportunity for families with kids that have special needs to get out of the house.

"I think this is awesome, a lot of our families spend a majority of their time at home because it is a different task for them to bring their kids out, be an active part of the community," Tawney Zachary said.

Zachary says it means the world to her that Cinergy takes a little extra time to accommodate these members of the community.
 
"They get to have a life, they get to be normal and that's so awesome for them that's their time that they get to spend with their child and they get to do normal everyday things that we sometimes don't realize how important these things are," she said.

The screenings are held at 9:30a.m. one Saturday each month. Tickets are $6.00.

The next one will be on March 25th, where they'll be playing "Beauty and the Beast".

 


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