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Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute sponsors free sensory-friendly screening of 'Shaun the Sheep' at Lewisburg Theatre

Sept. 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) continues its Sensory-Friendly Film Series Oct. 16 at the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg. The free showing of “Shaun the Sheep” is part of ADMI’s community outreach and family support initiative.

Most film-goers can attest to the sensory assault of many of today’s films – loud music, vivid special effects, explosions, fast scene changes, and multiple dimensions. Imagine, then, the impact on a child with special needs who may be eager to experience the joy of seeing a movie on the big screen, but is unable to withstand the sensory overload.
ADMI and The Campus Theatre are happy to offer children with special developmental needs and their families a chance to experience the joy of seeing a movie on the big screen. The sensory-friendly film series:

  • provides a comfortable and accepting environment for those who want to get up, move around or make noise
  • features family friendly movies in 2D
  • begins on-time, with no previews or trailers
  • lowers the volume of music and special effects
  • provides low-level lighting, instead of total darkness
  • allows families to bring or purchase snacks

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. The movie will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. The screening is free for the entire family. Donations will be accepted by the theater to fund future screenings.
Those wishing to attend should notify Stephanie by emailing her at slzettlemoyer@geisinger.edu or by calling 570-522-9436. The Campus Theatre is located at 413 Market Street, Lewisburg.

For more information, visit www.GeisingerADMI.org, or follow the latest ADMI news and more on Twitter (@GeisingerADMI) and Facebook (ADMI on Facebook).

About Geisinger
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

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CONTACT: Mike Ferlazzo, 570-214-7410, msferlazzo@geisinger.edu