A New Season of Sensory Friendly Film Series Comes to the Carolina Theatre in January 2024

November 21, 2023 by Sandy Lerebours

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DURHAM, NC — November 21, 2023— The Carolina Theatre of Durham announces a new season of its Sensory Friendly Film Series. Film screenings will take place monthly beginning in January and ending in June of 2024. All film screenings will be free. 

The Sensory Friendly Film Series will screen family-friendly films in a safe and welcoming environment for children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum, and those who are sensory sensitive. During screenings, lights will be dimmed, but not darkened, the volume will be lowered, and seating capacity will be reduced allowing guests to spread out, get up out of their seats, dance, walk, or sing. 

This season’s films include “Hook,” “An American Tail,” “Moana,” “The Land Before Time,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” and “School of Rock.” 

Kid-friendly booster seats, earplugs, and audio descriptions or closed captioning devices will be available for attendees at the box office. As well, a quiet space with calming activities will be available for anyone who may experience overstimulation during the films.  

Families are permitted to bring their own snacks from home. Concessions will also be available for purchase. 

Read more about the series, its films, and reserve tickets at carolinatheatre.org. 

The Sensory Friendly Film Series is sponsored by Dominion Energy, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, and Mavericks Smokehouse & Taproom. 



About The Carolina Theatre of Durham: 

Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. More information at carolinatheatre.org. 


Contact: Jordan Hewitt Beard 

Senior Director of Marketing, Carolina Theatre of Durham 

(919) 560-3040 | jordan@carolinatheatre.org