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Canton Palace Theatre Announces 2020 Sensory Cinema Series

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Contact:
Georgia Paxos, Executive Director
330 454 8172 x 305
georgia@cantonpalacetheatre.org 

CANTON PALACE THEATRE ANNOUNCES  2020 SENSORY CINEMA FILMS

An eight-week movie series tailored to audiences on the Autism Spectrum

Canton, Ohio, April 2, 2020. The Canton Palace Theatre in conjunction with the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation presents the eight-week movie series Sensory Cinema.   The movies will begin at 6:30pm, with doors opening at 6pm.  Admission is $2.00 and group reservations are available by calling 330-454-8172 up until noon on the day of the movie.

The 2020 schedule of films include:
June 15, 2020                Frozen II
June 22, 2020                Lion King (2019)
June 29, 2020               Toy Story 4
July 6, 2020                    Dumbo (2019)
July 13, 2020                 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
July 20, 2020                 Aladdin (2019)
July 27, 2020                 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
August 3, 2020             Game Plan

The Theatre environment will be tailored to the attendees on the Autism Spectrum and their families.  This includes lower levels of sound and theater lights remain on, dietary sensitive offerings in the concession stand including gluten and dairy free options, trained staff and family restrooms.

“We realized that the experience of attending a movie is something that an increasing number of children and adults in our community are not able to participate in, due to sensitivities caused by Autism and other Sensory Processing Disorders, “said Georgia Paxos, Executive Director of the Canton Palace Theatre.  She continued,” We reached out to local partner – Love, Andrew Autism Foundation – to make sure we have addressed many of the issues that prevent families with children or adults on the Spectrum from attending movies.  We look forward to this fourth annual season of Sensory Cinema and continuing to provide entertainment options in the future for all families in our area.”

Autism is the fastest growing and most severe developmental disability in the U.S. today, with the National Health Institute reporting prevalence in one in every 68 births nationwide. Programs, like Sensory Cinema, foster inclusion and acceptance for children with autism and their families.

The Canton Palace Theatre is currently seeking community sponsors for this movie series.  If you are interested in helping fund this program, please email georgia@cantonpalacetheatre.org today!

About Love, Andrew Autism Foundation

The mission of the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation is to create communities of compassion in which personalities flourish, friendships blossom, and futures are fostered, allowing children with autism to live their best lives. The Foundation is instrumental in putting in place The Star Room™ in local schools, as well as inclusion and acceptance programming. For more information on the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation and The Star Room, visit www.loveandrew.org.

About the Canton Palace Theatre

Completed in 1926, the Canton Palace Theatre is a downtown architectural jewel registered on the National Historic Registry. A prized community venue for classic, contemporary and art films, The Palace annually hosts more than 300 special events, concerts, recitals and Broadway-style productions. For more information, please visit http://www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.   The Palace is located at 605 Market Avenue North in Canton, Ohio. Business and box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Business offices can be reached at (330) 454-8172 and a 24-Hour Recorded Event Information line is (330) 454-8171.

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