Sensory Friendly Movie Theaters and Theaters

Sensory Friendly Movie Theaters

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to bring you unique movie showings where you can feel free to be you! We turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing!

We are now expanding our Sensory Friendly Film program to four showings per month.

The second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday.
Family-friendly movies will continue to show Saturdays, starting at 10am local time
We’ve added Tuesday showings at 7pm local time that may appeal to others on the autism spectrum.

Here is a list of the six participating New Jersey theaters
• Brick Plaza, 3 Brick Plaza, Brick (Ocean County)
• Clifton Commons, 405 Route 3, Clifton (Passaic County)
• Freehold Metroplex, 101 Trotters Way, Freehold (Monmouth County)
• Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth (Union County)
• New Brunswick, 17 US Highway 1, New Brunswick (Middlesex County)
• Wayne, 67 Willowbrook Road, Wayne (Passaic County)

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Sensory Friendly Theaters

Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Brought to you by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Sensory Friendly Theatre (SFT) is a series of live performances specially designed and adapted for children with autism and similar sensory sensitivity.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present the 2015 Sensory Friendly Theatre series at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. Sensory Friendly music, theater and dance performances are specially adapted for children and adults with autism and other sensory sensitivities.

Implementing the supportive atmosphere is the organization Autism Friendly Spaces, which provides specialists to train staff and volunteers on working with children with autism and other special needs during Sensory Friendly Theatre performances, while providing comfort and help to families.

The Freeholder Board is proud to support programs for adults and children of all abilities throughout the year. For all the latest events, activities and updates, visit the County’s website at

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Paper Mill Playhouse
In response to and in cooperation with local parents, Paper Mill Playhouse provides live theater performances where all are welcome. Families and classrooms can enjoy theater performances in a comfortable and supported environment.

You’ll have a theater experience in which the environment and typical “rules” have been modified to accommodate individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and the families and professionals who support them.

Expanded pre-performance supports available at, including instructional videos, photographs, and text specifically designed to promote independence and engagement.

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For a list of special needs services on Staten Island click here