Showbiz Cinemas’ Sensory Friendly Screenings are returning once a month.  The series starts with the animated “Addams Family 2” on Saturday, Oct. 9, the first showtime of the day.

The idea of Sensory Friendly Screenings is to create a safe and fun space for little children who may frighten easily, or those that might have other sensitivity to normal theater film presentations, a spokesman said, noting that the house lights are kept a bit higher for a good blend of visibility and presentation. The sound is also turned down a bit so as not to be jarring or frightening. All films are first run theatrical engagements.

“Addams Family 2”-Sensory Friendly (one show on Oct. 9) is rated PG and is 92 minutes.

Upcoming features in this special series are “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” a delightful new animated movie on Nov. 13. The next film presented in this unique fashion will be Disney’s animated “Encanto” on Dec. 11. And already scheduled for 2022 is the delightful musical, animated, animal singing sequel “Sing 2” on Jan. 8.

Consult for the Sensory Friendly Screening time at your preferred location. It will play at all ShowBiz theaters the first Saturday of the month, first show of the day.

When selecting your title, be aware this same film will likely be playing in another auditorium, just with normal sound and light levels, the spokesman said, advising patrons to look for the Sensory Friendly designation.

Schools or groups interested in a private auditorium rental or buyout should contact Group Sales at

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