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Starting in January 2024, JBFC Kids at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, N.Y., will include sensory-friendly screenings on the first Sunday of every month.

The lights are turned up, the sound is turned down, and there are no trailers or advertisements before the movie starts. The audience is encouraged to move around, talk, or make noise as needed, creating an accepting and accommodating environment where everyone can feel comfortable and enjoy the moviegoing experience.

P.S. If you missed the news, the Bedford Playhouse in Bedford, N.Y., has also started sensory-friendly screenings. You’ll find the info here. (Wonka plays this Saturday, Dec. 16th.)

Upcoming Sensory Friendly Screenings at Jacob Burns Film Center


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Frozen Sing-Along, Jan. 7 at 11:00 am

Join us for this special sing-along edition of the beloved Disney movie, Frozen!

When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her homeland with an infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather conditions and reunite with Elsa. (102 minutes)



Soul, Feb. 4 at 11:00 am

Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz — and he’s good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul. (100 minutes)

Jacob Burns Film Center is a five-screen, nonprofit art house theater in Pleasantville, NY.

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