Directed by Stephen Chbosky. US. 2017. 10+. 1 hour 53 minutes. Lionsgate. Digital.
Sponsored by Phoenixville First
Sat., January 12, 2019
Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
The 11AM screening will be Sensory Friendly and will benefit the Phoenixville All-Abilities Playground project. Organized by Phoenixville Jaycees and Phoenixville Kiwanis, the playground project has received broad support and funding in recent years. Earlier this spring, the project was awarded a $25,000 state grant. At that time, however, a significant portion of the needed $400,000 for the project still had to be raised.
The new playground will be used by children and adults of all ages and abilities, including those with physical and sensory challenges, according to organizers. Some of its features include:
- Rubberized safety base
- Separate play sections for 2 to 5 year olds and older children
- Unisex, handicapped-accessible bathrooms in the bandshell, replacing existing bathrooms; accessible during park hours from April to October
- Signage, fencing, bike racks, trash receptacles, and other landscaping features
Special Short Film Screening
About Our Sensory Friendly Screenings
Our Sensory Friendly Screenings offer a more inclusive atmosphere because we believe that everyone should enjoy their time at the movies. During Sensory Friendly Screenings the theatre lights will be dimmed, the volume will be turned down, and our “no talking during the film” rule will not be enforced. To accommodate any dietary needs and restrictions, individuals may bring their own snacks to enjoy during the film. The Colonial welcomes movie lovers of all ages and abilities. We hope you and your family will join us and enjoy the show!