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Autism Friendly Showing of Half-Blood Prince due July 25

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Posted by: sue
July 13, 2009, 03:28 PM

The Autism Society of America has announced an autism-friendly event for fans of Harry Potter. Select AMC movie theaters across the US will be holding a special screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for those affected by autism on July 25th. This event, part of their "Sensory Friendly Films" program is designed to allow those who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the newest Harry Potter movie. The society says: "In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down; families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks; and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing - in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Goldenpolicy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned." More info on the participating theaters can be found here.

Thanks so much Elizabeth!

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4608 Points

That truly is a lovely idea. Everyone deserves to see HP on the big screen, I’m sure they’ll have a great time.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on July 14, 2009, 03:26 AM report to moderator
4024 Points

That’s a great idea. I hope lots of people go and enjoy it! :)

161 Points

That’s awesome!

Posted by Hufflepuffler on July 14, 2009, 08:14 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

thats a good idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D!!!!!!!!

39 Points

This is a fabulous idea! I’d love to be a fly on the wall during one of these screenings,; these kids are going to have a great time.

Posted by BetsyJayne on July 14, 2009, 06:40 PM report to moderator
63 Points

A very good move indeed. Everyone should be able to enjoy the films!

Posted by cauldronjane on July 15, 2009, 11:57 PM report to moderator
2661 Points

Great idea! It’s so nice!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on July 18, 2009, 10:18 AM report to moderator
23764 Points

What a great idea! :-D

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on July 18, 2009, 09:37 PM report to moderator
2829 Points

This is wonderful.

Posted by Kiralay (ROAR) on July 24, 2009, 05:59 PM report to moderator
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