The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

May 6, 2014

Movie screening set for people with disabilities

For The Register-Herald

— Families affected by Down syndrome, autism and other disabilities are invited to enjoy the film “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” in a safe and accepting environment at 11 a.m. Saturday at Marquee Cinemas in Beckley.

Marquee and Down with That - The Down Syndrome Family Support Group of Southern West Virginia have joined to present the “Sensory Friendly Films” program. Matinee pricing applies. Headphones and apparatus accommodations are available upon request.

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie.

Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing along, unless the safety of the audience is questioned.