Sensory-friendly movies are coming to the Gateway Film Center

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Beginning June 14 and continuing the second Saturday of every month, Gateway will offer sensory-friendly screenings to families and/or individuals living with autism or developmental disabilities. Tickets are just $5 and all proceeds will be donated to OSU's Nisonger Center, which conducts research and provides clinical services to people with disabilities.

These screenings will be presented with more lighting in the auditorium, with the volume played at a lower-than-usual level, and in the spirit of a "no-shushing" atmosphere that will allow these children and their families to enjoy these films without the pressure that prevents many of them from going to see movies in a theater.

In addition, electronic devices and outside snacks will be permitted to accommodate parents who need a flexible experience and whose children might have specific dietary requirements.

The first film will be How To Train Your Dragon 2 on June 14 at 11 a.m.