Sensory-Friendly: The Polar Express: Bethlehem
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Sensory-Friendly: The Polar Express: Bethlehem Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem 18015

Sensory-Friendly: The Polar Express
Part of the Second Saturday Kids Movie Series

Price: Tickets can be reserved by calling 610-332-3378 or in person at the ArtsQuest Center Box Office
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks
FREE

2004 | G | 100 Minutes

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery.

This is a FREE screening. Please reserve tickets by calling 610-332-3378 or in person at the ArtsQuest Center Box Office.

This screening will be specifically geared towards children with autism in that:

House lights will stay on, though dimmed.
- Volume will be slightly lower than a regular screening.
- There will be no previews.
- Families with special dietary needs will be allowed to bring food from home.
- Walking/strolling during the movie is okay.
- Talking during the movie is okay.
- Stimming (self-regulating behavior) is encouraged.
- If you have any questions regarding this screening, please write to ArtsQuest Programming Director Ryan Hill at rhill@artsquest.org.

PRESENTED BY
Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital (Lehigh Valley Health Network)

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