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Newport News theater plans sensory friendly screenings

Posted at 12:58 PM, Sep 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-04 13:11:50-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Paragon Theater will show four sensory friendly movie screenings from September to December.

The screenings are aimed towards children with autism or other special needs that are triggered by loud noises or dim lighting.

During the movies, the lights will be on, the sound will be turned down and children will be free to move around.

Here is the current movie schedule:

  • The Wild Life – Saturday, September 10 at 10 a.m.
  • Storks – Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m.
  • Trolls – Saturday, November 5 at 10 a.m.
  • Sing – Saturday, December 24 at 10 a.m.

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