Land Before Time

Going to the movies shouldn’t be a stressful activity. To keep it fun, a growing number of movie theaters are presenting sensory-friendly film screenings to those who need less restrictive, more flexible environments, ones sensitive to sound and light.

Here’s a sampling of upcoming sensory-friendly events in New York.

Bedford Playhouse

MovieThe Super Mario Bros. Movie 

When: Sat., Feb. 17. 2024

Where: 633 Old Post Rd, Bedford, N.Y.

Time: 12 p.m.

Jacob Burns Film Center

Movie: The Land Before Time 

When: Sunday, March 10, 2024

Where: 364 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, N.Y.

Time: 11 a.m.


AMC partners with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where the lights are turned up, and the sound turned down, and where people can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing. Its Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Wednesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month.

Check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and/or check out this link which will point you to AMC sensory-friendly films.

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