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Sensory Friendly Screenings

Providing a lights up, sound down environment for individuals with autism and their families.

Cineplex Entertainment in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada is delighted to present Sensory Friendly Screenings. This program provides a sensory friendly environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or anyone for whom the environment is suitable and their families to view new release films in theatres across the country.

These screenings are presented in a lights up, sound down environment. These screenings will take place approximately every 4-6 weeks on Saturday mornings at 10:30 am. Ticket price is the child admission price for any guests attending these screenings.

Please note that Sensory Friendly Screenings have been closed due to Covid protocols.

Results of our Sensory Friendly Screenings to date:

# of titles # of theatres # of screenings # of attendees
2015 11 30 264 6992
2016 12 30 316 8824
2017 13 31 333 7355
2018 16 33 383 6045
2019 16 36 433 10778

"Our goal is to make movie-going accessible to as many Canadians as possible. This partnership with Autism Speaks Canada provides an opportunity to see the latest family movies in a comfortable environment, at a reduced price.”

- Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment.

"Our goal is to make movie-going accessible to as many Canadians as possible. This partnership with Autism Speaks Canada provides an opportunity to see the latest family movies in a comfortable environment, at a reduced price.”

- Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment.

Stories from our community

Meet some members of our community who loved attending sensory friendly screenings before Covid lockdowns.

Meet Meghan

Meet Kristin

Meet Lindsay