The Sensory Friendly Film Series offers a welcoming and supportive environment for autistic individuals and others in need of sensory accommodations. The series presents films in a comfortable environment once a month.

Tickets are free and can be reserved in advance of the film screening online, by phone at (919) 560-3030, or at our box office. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the box office thirty minutes before the film screening.


Plan your visit by reviewing the Carolina Theatre social story created in partnership with the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development.

REVIEW SOCIAL STORY

The Sensory Friendly Film Series provides an environment that is accessible, welcoming, and comfortable for individuals on the spectrum.

  • Lights will remain slightly up.
  • The sound will be turned down.
  • Audience members are encouraged to get up out of their seats, dance, walk, or sing.
  • Families are permitted to bring their own snacks from home. Concessions will also be available for purchase.
  • A quiet space with calming activities is available for anyone who may experience overstimulation during the film screening.
  • The following complimentary items will be available at the Box Office.
    • Kid-friendly booster seats.
    • Ear plugs.
    • Audio description or closed captioning devices.

 

Plan your visit by reviewing the Carolina Theatre social story created in partnership with the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development.

REVIEW SOCIAL STORY

Tickets are free and can be reserved in advance of the film screening online, by phone at (919) 560-3030, or at our box office. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the box office thirty minutes before the film screening.

Looking to reserve more than four tickets? Please give our box office a call at (919) 560-3030, Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

We want the Carolina Theatre to be a place that sparks a passion for the arts, inspires creativity and builds a sense of community. Widespread and equitable access to the arts is essential to our work and role in the community.

Working in partnership with adults on the spectrum, parents of children with autism, and experts in the field, our Sensory Friendly Film Series creates year-round programming to include separate screenings for adults, and children and their families.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

  • Logo recognition on the Carolina Theatre website
  • Logo recognition in pre-film slide to play before all screenings
  • Opportunity for a table and company banner to be displayed in the cinema lobby during film screenings
  • Listing in press releases and emails promoting the film series/screenings
  • 2 dedicated posts on the Carolina Theatre’s social media
  • 20 film vouchers redeemable for film tickets to the Sensory Friendly Film Series
  • Logo recognition on the Carolina Theatre website
  • Logo recognition in pre-film slide to play before all screenings
  • Opportunity for a table in the cinema lobby during film screenings
  • 12 film vouchers redeemable for film tickets to the Sensory Friendly Film Series
  • Logo recognition on the Carolina Theatre website
  • Logo recognition in pre-film slide to play before all screenings
  • 8 film vouchers redeemable for film tickets to the Sensory Friendly Film Series
  • Listing recognition on the Carolina Theatre website
  • Logo recognition in pre-film slide to play before all screenings
  • 6 film vouchers redeemable for film tickets to the Sensory Friendly Film Series
  • Listing recognition on the Carolina Theatre website
  • Listing recognition in pre-film slide to play before all screenings
  • 4 film vouchers redeemable for film tickets to the Sensory Friendly Film Series