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Southpoint 17 plans sensory friendly movie Saturday

Posted July 8, 2013

Southpoint 17, the movie theater at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham, will hold its second sensory friendly screening this Saturday.

The special screenings are designed for families affected by autism. During the shows, the auditorium's lights are up, the sound is turned down and audience members are invited to get up, dance, walk, shout or sing.

The screenings, which started at theaters around the country last month, began after a parent in Maryland requested a special screening at her local theater.

This Saturday, the series features "Despicable Me 2," which I'm hearing great things about! It starts at 10 a.m. Tickets are $6.50 for kids and adults.

The next sensory friendly screening is scheduled for Aug. 10. Click here for the full schedule and details. 

Did anybody go to the first one? 

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  • kal Jul 10, 2013

    Karen Carr, Parent Liason with Durham Public Schools has worked with the theater at Northgate Mall for the last few years to provide sensory-friendly films.