Sensory Friendly Screenings

What is a sensory friendly screening?

An adaptive sensory friendly screening offers the option for families, children and adults impacted by autism and other special needs to watch films together at The Tull Family Theater.

This inclusive sensory friendly screening uses the industry’s best practices to minimize stimuli:

  • Dim house lights
  • Lowered film volume
  • An open door from the screening room to restrooms and lobby throughout the film.

Staffing levels allow for a personalized experience for filmgoers.

Offering sensory friendly screenings is one way the Theater fulfills its mission to strengthen the region’s educational, entertainment and cultural experiences with an inclusive mindset. In 2019, regular sensory friendly screenings were made 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.

Discounted admissions are available for groups of 10 or more; please contact for details.