Sensory-Friendly Events at The Paramount

The Paramount is pleased to offer our audiences an alternative screening option for some events that will provide a positive viewing experience that is welcoming to all individuals, but those specifically with sensory sensitivities. We first offered this viewing option during the holiday season with a sensory-friendly broadcast of The Polar Express! Because of the excitement and overall request for The Paramount to offer more events, like this, we are pleased to say it will become a part of our programming objectives.

What exactly does it mean when a movie is “Sensory-Friendly”?

At The Paramount, a Sensory-Friendly film is shown as produced, but is presented with accommodations such as:

  • Sound levels reduced
  • House lights will remain on at a low level
  • Ear plugs will be available upon request
  • Audience members will be welcome to enter and exit the theater as needed. There will also be a space to walk and move around easily in the lobby.
  • When possible, there will be a quiet room on located on the fourth floor for those who need to take a break from the film.

Join us for a sensory-friendly screening of Disney’ Pixar’s Toy Story [G] this Sunday, March 5 at 11:30AM. Tickets are available here.

For more information, please call the Box Office at 434.979.1333.

Thank you to UVA’s Autism Theatre Project for partnering with The Paramount to create a positive experience for our sensory friendly screening of Toy Story.