July 22, 2019

Sensory Friendly Lion King to Screen at The Tull Family Theater

Sensory friendly screenings continue at The Tull Family Theater in Sewickley with Disney’s new realistic animation of The Lion King (PG).

The adventures of young Simba and Nala, the antics of Timon and Pumbaa are revealed in a story tinged with both betrayals and loyalty.

The Saturday, July 27, sensory friendly screening will move directly into The Lion King feature at 10 a.m. sharp, with no previews. As with other sensory friendly screenings in the Theater’s ongoing series, dim house lights will remain on, volume will be lowered and screening room doors will stay open. Staffing will be increased to ensure this is a personalized experience for those impacted by autism and special needs. This will be the only activity in the Theater for the two-hour screening. Because this film looks very real, parents are cautioned to watch the trailer and make the judgment call about their children’s emotional, as well as physical, sensitivities.

To sum up from a 5-year-old weekend patron, “I loved it! I love ALL of it!”

These sensory-friendly screenings are possible through the support of the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust, the Thomas Marshall Foundation, the Sewickley Valley Community Fund and Lincoln Learning Solutions.

WHAT: Sensory friendly screening of The Lion King (PG)

WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.

WHERE:  The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, PA  15143

DIRECTIONS & PARKING: On the street and in the municipal lot next to the Theater, free on weekends

ADMISSION: $11 for general admission, $8.75 for children 10 and young, college students & military with ID, seniors 65 and older

TICKETS: www.thetullfamilytheater.org

The Tull Family Theater
The Tull Family Theater, a 501(c)(3) Pennsylvania nonprofit, is a film-based arts organization created to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh. Supported by diverse private, public, corporate and foundation revenue streams, the independent cinema in Sewickley offers two screens and an event/performance space.

Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman, Karen@thetullfamilytheater.org, Cell 412.671.1456