The Canton Palace Theatre, Schumacher Homes, Canton Professional Educators Association, Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children and Q92 Radio in conjunction with the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation presents the eight-week movie series Sensory Cinema. The movies will begin at 6:30pm, with doors opening at 6pm. Admission is $1.00 and group reservations are available by calling 330-454-8172 up until noon on the day of the movie.
The 2019 schedule of films include:
June 17th – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
June 24th – The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
July 1st – The Lego Batman Movie
July 8th – Smallfoot
July 15th – Peter Rabbit
July 22nd – The Grinch
July 29th – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
August 5th – Wonder
The Theatre environment will be tailored to the attendees on the Autism Spectrum and their families. This includes: lower levels of sound and dim lights, dietary sensitive offerings in the concession stand including gluten and dairy free options, trained staff and family restrooms.
“We realized that the experience of attending a movie is something that an increasing number of children and adults in our community are not able to participate in, due to sensitivities caused by Autism and other Sensory Processing Disorders, “said Georgia Paxos, Executive Director of the Canton Palace Theatre. She continued, ”We reached out to local partner – Love, Andrew Autism Foundation – to make sure we have addressed many of the issues that prevent families with children or adults on the Spectrum for attending movies. We look forward to this third annual season of Sensory Cinema and continuing to provide entertainment options in the future for all families in our area.”
Autism is the fastest growing and most severe developmental disability in the U.S. today, with the National Health Institute reporting prevalence in one in every 68 births nationwide. Programs, like Sensory Cinema, foster inclusion and acceptance for children with autism and their families.
About Schumacher Homes
Schumacher Homes, based in Canton, Ohio, is America’s largest custom homebuilder, with operations in 32 markets in 14 states across the country. The National Housing Quality award winning company and recipient of the National Gold Winning Home of the Year has built over 14,000 homes since its founding by Paul Schumacher in 1992 – each one unique to the needs and lifestyle of the owners. Schumacher Homes simply takes the customer’s inspiration and gives it a home. Each Schumacher Homes location includes a one-stop design center. Full experience model homes are currently throughout their markets nationwide. For more information, visit Schumacher Homes on the web or follow Schumacher Homes on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and Houzz.
About Love, Andrew Autism Foundation
The mission of the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation is to create communities of compassion in which personalities flourish, friendships blossom, and futures are fostered, allowing children with autism to live their best lives. The Foundation is instrumental in putting in place The Star RoomTM in local schools, as well as inclusion and acceptance programming. For more information on the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation and The Star Room, visit www.loveandrew.org.
About the Canton Palace Theatre
Completed in 1926, the Canton Palace Theatre is a downtown architectural jewel registered on the National Historic Registry. A prized community venue for classic, contemporary and art films, The Palace annually hosts more than 300 special events, concerts, recitals and Broadway-style productions. For more information, please visit http://www.cantonpalacetheatre.org. The Palace is located at 605 Market Avenue North in Canton, Ohio. Business and box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Business offices can be reached at (330) 454-8172 and a 24-Hour Recorded Event Information line is (330) 454-8171.