El Capitan Theater in Hollywood Hosts Inclusive Sensory Screenings of ‘Lightyear’ for People with Invisible Disabilities

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The El Capitan Theater has partnered with a nonprofit organization to offer a new, inclusive sensory program with special screenings of Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear.”

They have created a welcoming experience for people with invisible disabilities.

“I actually have a 7-year-old who is on the autism spectrum, and so this is actually his first in-person movie experience,” said Lissette Bartolome, a mother who brought her family to the experience. cinematographic. “So we’re really excited to find an opportunity and it’s really more about coming and having a family experience.”

The partnership for the sensory program is with KultureCity, a leading nonprofit organization in the United States that creates these inclusive and safe spaces.

Some of the factors that make this experience different are dim lighting, reduced odors, and space.

“So knowing that it’s a limited capacity here is really helpful to be able to come into a space to be free to move around and be able to be yourself,” Bartolomé said.

There are also mobile sensory stations at the theater with lights and fun activities, and people can also get an inclusive sensory bag with neat gear for an even better experience.

“The first item we have are these noise canceling headphones,” said James Wood, the theater’s general manager.

According to the theater team, they have trained workers and the facility is a certified inclusive venue.

The next inclusive sensory screening is June 29 at 7 p.m.

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