Sensory Cinema


Wiggle worms welcome!

Join us at Jonesboro’s Malco Towne Cinema for Sensory Cinema and enjoy a movie in a comfortable and accepting setting which includes…

  • Moderately dimmed lighting
  • Comfortable temperature
  • Lowered volume

Guests are welcome to move around and be themselves. Tickets are available only on the day of the event and only in the theater lobby.

The cost is $8 per person and we only accept cash at this time. This pricing does not include concession.

Sensory Cinema Movies

Garfield June 1 2024

Garfield June 1 2024

If May 20 2024

If May 20 2024

Shrek April 13 2024

Shrek April 13 2024

Ghostbusters March 23 2024

Ghostbusters March 23 2024

Kung Fu Panda Mar 9 2024

Kung Fu Panda Mar 9 2024

Fall 2023

Fall 2023

Summer 2023

Summer 2023

Inside Out 2 June 29 2024

Inside Out 2 June 29 2024

Despicable Me 4 July 13 2024

Despicable Me 4 July 13 2024

Click Here to go to our Calendar to see Upcoming Sensory Cinemas!

One of the goals of TCFEF is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities are supported and included in community events. In addition to the educational and informational training opportunities the Center provides to families statewide, TCFEF also hosts a specialized, sensory friendly movie experience.

Sensory Cinema was developed to address a need for social outings for families living with disabilities in the Jonesboro area. The program has grown to include other communities across the state. In comparison to a typical movie experience, a Sensory Cinema movie offers dimmed lighting instead of a completely darkened theater, limited previews to upcoming movies, lowered volume on surround sound so as not to overwhelm the senses and the best part: children and adults are not required to sit still for the movie. All have freedom to experience the Sensory Cinema in a way that suits their individual need.

Although the special movie experience is geared toward families of children and adults with special needs or sensory issues, Sensory Cinema is open to anyone who would like to attend. TCFEF has entire families attend regularly; parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all attend together and enjoy the experience with their loved ones. Sometimes, parents use the Sensory Cinema experience to help their child transition to a comfortable movie experience without the sensory helps in place. Often, a child new to the experience cannot make it through an entire film and that’s okay!

Thank you to all our sponsors for Sensory Cinema! If your company or organization would like to sponsor or if you would like to hold a Sensory Cinema in your town, please email [email protected]!


“Our son loves movies, but it’s hard to take him to see them at the theater because of the crowds and noise levels, and he can’t always sit still and be quiet through the entire film. Sensory Cinema has been such a blessing to our family because not only can he enjoy movies on the big screen we can do it in a stress free environment for both me and him. He can see his movie and be himself, and I’m not spending one and a half to two hours on edge wondering what’s going to happen next – whether it be with him or the people sitting next to us being bothered.” – Erin Brown, Jonesboro


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