Series will offer ‘Reel Movies for Real Needs’ at Sycamore Cinema

Special needs-welcoming Zootopia showing

Sycamore Cinema — Saturday, Mar. 5 at 10:30 a.m.

'Zootopia' will screen as part of Marcus Theatre's Reel Movies for Real Needs program.
‘Zootopia’ will screen as part of Marcus Theatre’s Reel Movies for Real Needs program.

Beginning next Saturday, Mar. 5, the spring portion of a film series specifically for children with autism and special needs will launch at Sycamore Cinema (1602 Sycamore St., Iowa City).

Part of a Marcus Theatres initiative called “Reel Movies for Real Needs,” the screenings of popular family-friendly new releases feature lower volume sound and brighter lighting.

A press release from Marcus Theatres called the screenings “opportunities for families to enjoy first-run films in low-stress, safe, welcoming and inclusive environments.”

The first screening, on Saturday, is Zootopia. Subsequent screenings will include Batman vs. Superman (Mar. 26), The Jungle Book (Apr. 16), Captain America: Civil War (May 7), Angry Birds (May 21) and Alice Through The Looking Glass (May 28).

All screenings are at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are regular matinee prices ($7.75 for adults; $6.75 for children aged 11 and under).

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