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Sensory Friendly Screenings

SENSORY FRIENDLY SCREENINGS – September – December 2023

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The Frida Cinema, with support from the Doreen D. Marshall Fund for Youth, presents Sensory Friendly Screenings — unique movie presentations where we keep our auditorium lights on, turn our sound levels down, and invite our audience members to get up, dance, walk, and move about the theater at their will!  These presentations will take place one Sunday a month at 2pm for the rest of 2023, at the matinee price of $8.75, and with a focus on ensuring big-screen access to beloved family-friendly films for members of our community who benefit from such considerations in their sensory environment.

The Super Mario Bros Movie – Sunday September 17, 2pm
Directed by Aaron Horvath & Michael Jelenic | 2023

While working underground to fix a water main, Brooklyn plumbers—and brothers—Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day) are transported down a mysterious pipe and wander into a magical new world. But when the brothers are separated, Mario embarks on an epic quest to find Luigi.

The Mummy – Sunday October 15, 2pm
Directed by Stephen Sommers | 1999

Dashing legionnaire Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) stumbles upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle to claim the area in 1920s Egypt. It has been over three thousand years since former High Priest Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) suffered a fate worse than death as a punishment for a forbidden love—along with a curse that guarantees eternal doom upon the world if he is ever awoken.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – Sunday November 12, 2pm
Directed by James Gunn | 2023

Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), still reeling from the loss of Gamora (Zoe Saldana), must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.

Elf: 20th Anniversary – Sunday December 17, 2pm
Directed by Jon Favreau | 2003

When young Buddy (Will Ferrell) falls into Santa’s (Ed Asner) gift sack on Christmas Eve, he’s transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa’s helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can’t shake the nagging feeling that he doesn’t belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher (James Caan).

Sensory Friendly Screenings at The Frida Cinema

The Frida Cinema thanks the Doreen D. Marshall Fund for Youth for supporting this series, and Orange County Community Foundation, Mr. Donald Lane, New Vista School, New Vista Career Academy, Spirit League, and OC Asperger’s Group for their partnership.


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