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Autism Society hosts special screenings of Alvin and the Chipmunks on Saturday


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The Autism Society and AMC theaters have planned movie opportunities for children with autism or other special needs.

They are called Sensory Friendly Films, and the first one -- Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel -- is at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Theaters for these special showings will have their lights turned up and the sound turned down. Families can bring their own snacks, and no previews or advertisments will be shown before the movie. And people will be welcome to dance, walk, shout or sing. This is a time for kids and their families to feel comfortable.

Tickets are $4-$6 depending on location and can be purchased on Saturday at the theaters:

AMC Coral Ridge 10, 3401 NE 26th Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
AMC Aventura 24, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura
AMC Sunset 24, 5701 Sunset Drive, South Miami.

Next up is The Tooth Fairy on Feb. 6.

For more information, go to www.autism-society.org/sensoryfilms


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