Showcase Cinemas in Select Locations
In July 2018, this movie theater chain launched a monthly Sensory Sensitive Screenings program at participating theaters in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Ohio. Moviegoers can attend the morning program on the first Saturday of each month, with pre-selected films to be screened in a comfortable setting with reduced sensory outputs. For example, attendees will be able to move freely throughout the auditorium during the film and interact with characters, there won't be any trailers prior to the start of the movie, and all presentations will be shown in 2D. To further meet kids' needs, Showcase Cinemas works with Autism Speaks for proper staff training and advising on creating a sensory-friendly environment.