Children and adults for years have enjoyed going to the movies. But there are some people who cannot go due to the fact that they process things differently with their senses. People with autism or other sensory processing disorders can find a simple trip to the movie theater as scary and have anxiety. Darkness can affect them since they cannot see what is around them. Loud noises and bright colors can affect their sensitivity to their surroundings. Some people with ADHD may find it hard to sit in their seats through an entire movie. Movies that are 3D may cause headaches or seizures.
The Northern Lights Theatre and Pub in Salem movie theater, along with many other theaters in the United States, now sensory sensitive movies. On April 5th, 2014 they will be showing the movie “Frozen” (PG). This type of showing is great for those who have autism or other special sensory needs. The Northern Lights Theatre and Pub has a different movie every month for sensory sensitive customers. The theatre also offers closed-captioned movies will soon be available that will be projected on the theatre’s new Digital Projector with Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Check their website soon to find out more information that is to be announced.
For these special features the sound is turned down and the house lights are left on. There are no advertisements or previews for upcoming movies. For those attendees that have special dietary needs, they are allowed to bring in their own snack food. Regular food and concessions will be open for this event.
It is wonderful to see a local business to consider those others in the community that enjoy getting out and having a little fun. It is important that businesses realize the needs of others in the community and step up to the challenge when possible to do what they can to be of assistance. If you have any questions or want information you can contact the theatre on their website or by phone. This theatre has great food and is a wonderful place to spend time at. Northern Lights Theatre and Pub want their customers to not just have a meal and watch a movie but they want people to have fun. To take a load off and just enjoy a good time.
Northern Lights Theatre and Pub
3893 Commercial St SE