March 26, 2019

The Latest Sensory Friendly Screening at The Tull Family Theater: The New Disney/Tim Burton Dumbo

WHAT: The magic, wonder and curiosity of a computer graphic elephant flying in and out of a live-action production will be presented in a sensory friendly screening at the nonprofit Tull Family Theater.

Sensory friendly screenings have been developed to serve the needs of all impacted by autism and special needs and those who may have sensory sensitivities.

According to statewide research, the need for services to people of all ages with autism is growing, especially for those beyond school years.  Inclusive screenings are now regularly available at The Tull Family Theater thanks to the support of the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust, the Thomas Marshall Foundation, the Sewickley Valley Community Fund and Lincoln Learning Solutions.

“For those who consider film as a cultural activity seemingly available to everyone, it may come as a surprise that a number of people have shared some stunning firsts at The Tull Family Theater’s sensory friendly screenings: the first theatrical release watched as a family, the first time a teen entered a cinema,” says Executive Director Carolina Thor. “Foundation support makes a major difference in the Theater’s ability to routinely offer these welcoming screenings, and families are becoming used to counting on this option accessible to them outside the city. Inside the screening room, the feeling of enjoyment is contagious.”

WHEN: Saturday, April 6, at 10 a.m.

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

ADMISSION: $11 for general admission; $8.75 for groups of 10 or more, children 10 or younger, seniors 65 or older, and college and military with ID


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 Theater counts among its donors Allegheny Regional Asset District, Huntington Bank, Esmark and the Bouchard Family, more than 700 individuals and its patrons. Their support sustains and expands programming at this independent cinema in Sewickley offering two screens and an event/performance space.

Contact: Karen Ferrick-Roman,, Cell 412.671.1456